Phoenix Dancong,also known as Guangdong Narcissus, is a bar-shaped tea. The main producing area is Phoenix Mountain of Chaozhou City in Guangdong Province, where the altitude is 1,500 meters. It is misty and humid all round the year with large temperature difference between day and night. The conditions of Phoenix Tea are unique, with abundant rainfall and fertile soil. Thus Phoenix Dancong tea is gifted with the unique quality of " beautiful shape, green color, fragrant scent and sweet taste".
Brewing difficulty : General difficulty
Best season to taste: Summer
Origin: Phoenix Town, Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province.
Phoenix tea is divided into Phoenix Dancong, Langcai and Narcissus by quality. Phoenix Dancong is straight, stout and yellow brown, with the fragrance of nature flower. It tastes sweet and mellow. The soup is clear and the tea leaves is green with red. It can be brewed for several times.
Water temperature: high temperature.
Tea sets: Red mud teapot or Chaoshan little pot, or yixing purple clay teapot.
Amount of tea: Don't let the tea overtake the mouth of the pot after infusion.
Phoenix Dancong tea is harvested and primarily produced by manual or manual plus mechanical production. It has its "unique charm". It runs through sun drying, cooling, fixation, rolling and baking. Any mistake in processing may cause degrading the quality to Langcai or Narcissus.
The origin of the Phoenix Dancong
Long, long time ago, there was a Golden Phoenix under the Mountain of Chao'an County in Guangdong Province who laid two eggs, then the two eggs were hatched into two young phoenixes. These two were super birds. They trained themselves in the mountains and do good things for people.
Where there is a disaster, these two phoenixes will appear. Once the two phoenixes appeared, people would live in peace. The villagers loved them very much and named the mountain as "Phoenix Mountain", thus the tea produced here is called "Phoenix Dancong".