About Phoenix Black:
The Phoenix mountains are known for their variety of Dancong ‘Single trunk’ oolongs. A black tea is very unusual for the area. Our grower has been making this style for only a few seasons. The leaves are of the Mei Lan ‘Honey orchid’ plant varietal, know for its fragrant qualities. Long, twisted leaves are carefully processed with gentle rolling and iterative roastings.
Ingredients: Black tea leaves.
Very smooth, dark cherry taste.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|