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[2017.09.26]
New Release of Black Tie Guan Yin

We have released Black Tie Guan Yin. It is produced in Anxi, Fujian province, China. Long and multiple baking process The Black Tie Guan Yin was made from traditional Tie Guan Yin. The uniqueness is tea was deeply-baked until its color turns black. However, the baking method was not that simple. Tea has undergone a …

[2017.08.20]
New Release of Anxi Rou Gui Oolong

We released Anxi Rou Gui Oolong Tea. This tea is heavily fired by skilled tea master. It gives a rich flavor with bold and mellow drinking sensation. Rou Gui as quite rare cultivar in Anxi Anxi Rou Gui is produced in Anxi County, Quanzhou, Fujian, China ( 中国福建省泉州市安渓県). Many Chinese tea lovers may associate the …

[2017.08.18]
Making 4 times fired Phoenix Oolong Lao Cong Shui Xian

We just placed an order for very unique types of Phoenix Lao Cong Shui Xian. It is the Shui Xian collected from old tea tree, and undergoing four times baking. The entire baking process takes one year for production. I am only able to receive this tea in next year. It is the baking that …

[2017.07.29]
Visiting Phoenix Village for Spring Oolong 2017

We were staying in Phoenix village in Chaozhou for sometime and sourcing the Phoenix Dan Cong. We would like to share some progresses we have made in this trip. Generally Stronger After Taste This year, the weather in Phoenix village was generally colder and less rain fall compared to previous years. We observed the similar …

[2017.05.20]
Releasing 3 Types of Single Bush Phoenix Oolong Tea

In Chinese, the tea collected only from the specific single bush is called Dan Zhu (单株). We bought three types of Dan Zhu Phoenix oolong when we visited Phoenix village in 2016. Terminology of Phoenix Oolong Nowadays, there are many terms of tea in Phoenix village, like Dan Cong, Lao Cong or Dan Zhu. Since …

[2017.01.03]
Phoenix Dan Zhu Oolong literally from the single bush

We have been regularly visiting the Phoenix village every year for selecting Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong. In 2016, we managed to purchase a new category of tea called Danzhu oolong. The meaning of Dan Cong in Phoenix village Literally, Dan Cong refers to the single tea bush. However, nowadays Dan Cong is not used as …

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[2015.09.28]
Pesticide Status of Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong

One of the very important criteria we select tea is the safety. In particular, we care a lot on the pesticide. There are some tips I would like to share abut the pesticide status on Phoenix oolong. Official importing procedure to Japan Usually it is the must to conduct pesticide analysis if we officially import …

[2015.09.25]
Buying Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong in 2015

The quality and characteristic of Phoenix Dan Cong oolong varies a lot on each batch. As this tea is one of very important groups of tea in our lineup, we only purchase this tea visiting the production site after tasting many different batches. This is the 6th time I visited there. The reason why we …

[2013.12.06]
The Gungfu brewing method of Phoenix Oolong by the local tea expert

We made a video to demonstrate the authentic brewing method of Phoenix Dan Cong oolong by the local tea experts at Phoenix Mountain, which is called the Gongfu style. In this video, a gaiwan is used; however, you can also use a houhin, shiboridashi or teapot that has a fast enough flow of water. The …

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[2013.08.01]
Pre-Booking: Phoenix Lao Cong Gui Hua Xiang Dan Cong

Why do we have to visit Phoenix town every year? We have been visiting Phoenix town every year since 2010. Sometimes, my customers query and wonder why do I have to make trips there rather than just request some samples instead. Without a doubt, it would be easier, cost saving and time efficient if the …

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