The Phoenix mountain near Chazhou (Guangdong province) has a long tradition of producing oolong tea since the Tang Dynasty and became more popular during the Qing dynasty. In 1982, Phoenix Mountain's oolong tea has been awarded and recognized as Chinese's famous national tea. The region has a mild and humid climate. The best Phoenix Dan Cong tea leaves grow in the parts of the mountain 1000 meters above sea level.
Is drinking Phoenix Dan Cong good for my dental health?
A 1993 study conducted by scientists found that oolong tea inhibits the enzyme activities of bacteria streptococci, which has been known to cause dental plaque to form on teeth, and can lead to dental caries. Researchers found that oolong tea extract exhibits the most prominent inhibitory action and prevents dental plaques.
How to steep Phoenix Dan Cong?
Steep Phoenix Dan Cong leaves for 3 minute with 100 degree water. The most traditional way to enjoy Chinese Oolong Tea is using small “gongfu” tea cups, i.e. cups so small that the tea is finished in one small sip. These cups help discipline one to savor tea with patience, aka ‘gongfu’. Only drinking Phoenix Dan Cong slowly and patiently will one fully appreciate its unique flavors.
What’s the name of Phoenix Dan Cong in Chinese?
Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea – 凤凰单枞乌龙茶 - fèng huáng dān cōng wū lóng
Feng Huang Dan Cong –凤凰单枞- fèng huáng dān cōng
Oolong Tea – 乌龙茶 – wū long cha
|Steeping time||3-4 min|
|Steeping temperature||100 °C - 212 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tea Caffeine Content||medium|
|Tea Region||Chaozhou Village|