Mi Lan Xiang, or 'Honey Orchid Fragrance', dancong oolong tea from Guangdong, China. This gorgeous hand-picked and processed tea, is one of the most popular and well known in the category of dancong oolongs. As the name suggests, the tea has notes of sweet-honey and orchids and stone fruits. Once brewed, this tea will deliver a slightly roasted flavour, combined with a floral aroma, a distinctively sweet honey after taste and a surprisingly pleasant bitter edge. When allowed to cool, the flavours of this tea become more pronounced and complex.
Type: Dancong Oolong
Cultivar: Mi Lan Xiang
Origin: Chaozhou, Guandong China
Tasting notes: A bright yellow liquor with a honeyed aroma combined with a floral bouquet and hints of stone fruits. The taste is sweet and of honey, the fruits come later and develop with each infusion, followed by a lingering aroma of orchids and pleasantly bitter edge.
Temperature: 90-95 degrees
Brewing instructions: Western method; Approx. 1-2 scoops or 2-3 grams for every 150ml of water for a 3-minute infusion.
Gong fu method; 2-3 scoops or 5 grams for every 150ml of water. First infusion 5-7 seconds and then 10-15 seconds for up to 12 infusions.
Pair with: The sweet notes go perfectly with lemon biscuits or a slice of cake. The floral notes pair well with lamb, dumplings and light creamy cheeses.
Ingredients: Chinese Dancong Oolong
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