Dan Cong has a long history dating back to more than 900 years ago and belongs to the same family as the Oolong Tea. Dan Cong is often referred to as the champagne of Oolong Tea because of its natural ability to infuse flavours and fragrances of various flowers and fruits such as orange blossom, orchid, grapefruit and almond. Often, these teas are named after what that particular harvest reminiscent such as honey fragrance, almond fragrance, etc. The tea plants are believed to be a specimen of the Shui Xian strain that are carefully selected to breed as Dan Cong’s tea, which is a single trunk tree that rises tall and straight up, and with branches that open out like an umbrella. Dan Cong is the most popular and well-known Oolong Tea among tea lovers.
For brewing, we recommend using a clay teapot or a porcelain tea ware. To enjoy a nice cup of Dan Cong tea, it is important to keep the brewing temperature as high as you can. As such, you may consider warming up your teapot with boiling water. After which, fill the teapot with 5-7 grams full of Dan Cong tea leaves for every 225ml of water. Steep the Dan Cong tea leaves in hot water at 95-100°c for one minute for the first and second brewing. To get the full aromatic flavour, increase the steeping time for subsequent brewing.
Here at Phoenix Hill Tea Merchant, we are one of the very few in Singapore to offer quality Dan Cong Tea and we look forward to your visit to our shop!