Dancong Milanxiang 蜜兰香 - Honey Orchid Fragrance
Dancong is one of the most special and peculiar Wulong teas. Its uniqueness lies in its cultivar: it is made using the leaves of the same shrub, hence the name "Single bush", that after 40 years starts maturing its own distinctive fragrance.
The Orchid aroma is the sweetest, releasing mellow notes of honey at each infusion, and illuminating the amber color of the liquor with delicate golden shades. This tea opens its blossoms during the multiple infusions, releasing its complex fragrance in the air until it reaches its peak. Even after the last infusion, the steeped leaves are shining and full of nutrition, and still cherish the floral fragrance that makes this tea so interesting and unique.
Origin: Fenghuang, Guangdong
Flush: Spring 2022
Format: 50 gr. Signature Pack
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
Tea/Water Ratio: 1 gr. of tea every 25 ml of water
Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 15-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 100° C
Number of brews: 5-6
Tea/Water Ratio: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Water Temperature: 100°C
Brewing time: 3 minutes
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing: put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 7-8 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.
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Very fine and delicate tea. Definitely a treat to enjoy with friends or alone.
Dear Raimonds, thank you for your kind reply: we also love this cultivar, that brings us new hues season after season. We are happy to have shared it with you :-)
Va da sé che per chi fa i suoi primi passi nel mondo dei Dan Cong il Mi Lan Xiang sia una tappa obbligatoria. Mineralità, aromaticità, note di malto e un leggero sentore di albicocca. Ottimo tè.
Hi Philip, thank you very much for your kind and detailed review: we agree, the Milanxiang is a must-try among the fragrant dancong teas - and we love your tasting notes too :-)