Silken Honey Orchid Black Tea Cakes

Phoenix Mountain in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province is famous for its Dancong oolongs. We are privileged to carry a unique, delicious black tea cake, handcrafted from Winter 2021 tea from an elevation of 600m on Wudong Mountain. Wudong Mountain is famous for producing the best dancongs due to its abundant red clay soil with its mineral content, and the presence of older tea trees. 

This delicious black tea was harvested in October 2021 from trees approximately 80 yrs in age. The tea has been heavily oxidized and roasted multiple times. I love black tea and this one is phenomenal. The liquor is sweet and you smell carmelized lychee and longan fruit, slight malt and some floral aromas. These cakes are best appreciated in a small gaiwan (100mL) or small teapot with very short steeps (8-10s for first steep). Each steep opens up different aromas and the flavor and taste is long lasting! 

These teas are handmade in very limited quantities by an artisan teamaker in Guangdong Province, China. This tea is hand-weeded, herbicide and pesticide free. Western-style brewing is not recommended for this tea. Brewed gongfu style, we were able to enjoy at least 10 good rounds of tea! 

If you're looking for a small gift idea for someone who loves tea, this is a great gift and is personally one of my favorite teas.





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  • 5
    So so good

    Posted by Maine Teagirl on 2nd Jun 2022

    This is a really silky-sweet, clean- tasting tea. It lasts through multiple pours if you like gongfu style. The flavor is nutty, like roasted barley. Unique and special.

  • 5
    Delicious! Use a Gaiwan and Cups

    Posted by Ed Newman on 30th Dec 2021

    This is a luscious, utterly delicious tea that must be brewed with really short steeps in a gaiwan, and drunk from small sized Chinese cups. Perfect for a weekend, when you’ve time to brew carefully and savor the changes in flavor. You can get as many as ten or more steeps from one cake, each gaiwan steep will produce about two small cups of tea. Not for when you are in a rush or desperately need caffeine right away. But it’s a truly pleasurable experience spending a leisurely day sipping coffee the steepings you’ve brewed with care.

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Wudong Village, Phoenix Mtn, Chaozhou, Guandong, China
Pesticide-free, hand-weeded
Caffeine Level:
Loose Leaf
Gonfu Brew:
Steep 1 cake in 4oz of boiling water for 8s. Strain tea and enjoy. Rebrew first 5 rounds at 8s. Add 2-5s to each subsequent infusion
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