Magnolia Blossom Fragrance (Yu Lan Xiang)

Find flavors of roasted almond, honeysuckle and stone fruit.

Once picked, the leaves are sorted, then withered in sunlight or a warm room for several hours with occasional gentle rolling.  This hand-rolling of the leaves induces the formation of flavor and aroma in perhaps our sweetest tasting Oolong.  A Dan Cong variety, this tea is grown in the famous Phoenix Mountains of Guangdong Province.  Prized in China for the complexity of its flavors, Magnolia Blossom is unadulterated, its name reflects the flavor it naturally produces.

Why we selected this lot.  Lot is handmade, grown in the Wu Dong Mountain area.  We have procured teas from the tea maker for years and his annual offerings are first grade.  Magnolia Blossom offers a balanced, naturally sweet and flavorful cup.  It is an excellent version of this class of Oolongs.  Lot LZ-1.

Interesting facts about this tea.   This lot was grown at an elevation of approximately 1000 meters the Phoenix Mountains, Fenghuang area, of Guangdong Province. Once harvested, the leaves are sorted, then withered with gentle hand rolling for 6-8 hours initiating enzymatic reactions creating its aromas and flavors and its distinctive, red-green leaf.  In the final firing, the leaves are wood charcoal fired in wicker baskets to create a fruity and roasted aroma. Grown on a small, terraced tea farm, marked by mineral-rich red soils fed by subterranean springs.  

Taste profile.  This style of Dan Cong Oolong is naturally sweet.  Highly aromatic, we find flavors of roasted almond, honeysuckle and stone fruit. Cup taste is nuanced with a long and pleasant aftertaste.

Brewing suggestions.   Use 3-4 grams of leaves for 8-12 ounces of water.  Boiling water is best, briefly rinse the leaves and pour off to "awaken" the leaf.  Try a two-minute steep time and see if you enjoy the taste.  We recommend to not leave the leaf in water as the tea will over-steep.  It also preserves the flavors in the leaves for additional steeps.  First steep is known for aroma, 2nd & 3rd steeps bring out additional tastes. Multiple steeps, 4-7 times, are there to enjoy. 

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Item Number:
O-PBO-10-4
Type:
Dan Cong
Province:
Guangdong
$34.00
per
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  • 5
    An Elegant and Subtle Cup

    Posted by Kevin on 28th Jul 2018

    As with many high altitude Dan Congs, this tea has a subtle and delicateness to it, beautiful light floral aroma and flavor which makes for a cup to appreciate while relaxing after the day.

  • 5
    A Perfect Cup

    Posted by Danielle Reid on 13th Feb 2018

    I really love this tea and I a happy I chose it. It's definitely one of my favourite teas now. The floral aroma is subtle but noticeable. I like strong floral flavours but this is nice even though it is not very strong. It's a good choice if you want a tea that's a bit different from what you are used to.

  • 5
    Great Oolong

    Posted by JimL on 16th Jul 2017

    I have been drinking this tea for years. Very delicious taste.

  • 5
    Love this Oolong

    Posted by Ai R. on 28th Jun 2016

    The Magnolia is light and relaxing. Great after taste and delicate taste. I'm excited to try the other flower scented teas soon. This is currently my daily Oolong tea and I love it.

  • 5
    Very nice toasty oolong with a subtle floral scent

    Posted by Meredith on 4th Mar 2015

    I wasn't expecting this to be as phenomenal as it is, I'll be back to order more soon, as I've basically not had anything else to drink since this was received in the mail! Thank you for offering something so precious!