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Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea - Mi Lan Xiang

Mi Lan Xiang



Oolong tea is a partially fermented tea, produced by dehydrating tea plants, mostly from the mountains in China, by oxidation and sun drying. The tea leaves are given a distinct shape, and rolling is the traditional shape. Oolong tea is a scented tea which can have different flavors and fragrances. They can have a honey aroma with a taste that is sweet and fruity. Or they can have a roasted aroma with a thick and woody flavor. They may even have a bouquet fragrance and look fresh and green. It all depends on the treatment given to the tea. It originates from Phoenix Mountain and as the history goes, phoenix dan cong oolong and wu-yi oolong belong to the same family. The trees there are different from the common tea trees and are 600 to 900 years old. They are not trees with a single truck, but they are rather branched and interloped with each other.

Phoenix dan cong oolong tea of mi lan xiang flavor (i.e. honey orchid) is one of the best dan cong tea in China. It has a natural fruity fragrance with the strongest scent. Its taste lasts in your mouth longer than any other tea. Its tightly curled broad leaves are brown in color and when brewed they give a bright orange colored tea which is very enjoyable and relaxing. It is gaining more and more popular today mostly because of its honey orchid fragrance, delicious taste and health benefits.

According to its product details, no additives or artificial flavors are added to it and is partially fermented. It is harvested and cultivated by the best. Its tea samplers work efficiently to provide fresh samples of tea to the customers. To harvest tea of this type, the preferred season is pre qing-ming to the end of April.

Brewing method


It is preferred to consult its brewing guide before preparing the tea, as following proper instructions will bring out the most flavour. To prepare it you need to take mi lan xiang dan oolong (meaning 1 loose leaf) and add it to the boiling water.

The method that is used to brew traditional gong fu cha is preferable for mi lan xiang dan cong tea. You need to brew this tea using proper tea ware, made of red clay, which is, zisha teapots and porcelain tea cups. You can infuse this tea in many different ways, creating many new flavours. You can even brew the famous wu long tea (as in black dragon special) from these tea leaves.


Mi Lan Xiang

It tastes of sweet potatos and mi lan xiang; honey orchid. Also, it has a creamy feel and its flavor stays in your mouth for a lot more time, giving a sensational feeling. With different infusion methods, it will give different tasteful flavors and aromas.


Health benefits

As it is partially fermented rather than fully, it boasts the drinkers health. Its calming effect helps a person to relax and its scent improves a person’s mood. Also, it helps in weight loss and decreases cholesterol level of a person. It also steadies one’s blood pressure. Furthermore, it works as a tonic to improve human health as it has a high mineral density.


How to store

Mi Lan Xiang

This organic tea is quite easy to store, as it basically consists of dry leaves which can last very long. Also, no additive preservative or additional oils are added to it, so there is minimal chance for bacteria to grow. The tea leaves can be stored in an air tight container, so they don’t get in contact with moist air. And it is preferred to store it at normal room temperature.


Difference between the Mi lan xiang and huang zhi xiang

Mil lan xiang means honey and orchid while Huang zhi xiang is translated as yellow branch fragrance. As compared to huang zhi xiang, mi lan ziang has broader and larger tea leaves which are more tightly curled than huang zhi xiang tea leaves. While Huang zhi xiang has a roasted flavor, tasting of peaches, apricot, astringents, citrus, smoke and wood, mi lan xiang has a honey and orchid flavor.

The color of Haung zhi xiang tea is pale yellow while mi lan xiang’s is bright orange. Both the teas are oxidized at different rates, for example the oxidizing rate of haung zhi xiang is 25 percent. On the whole mi lan xiang is a more attractive and refreshing tea with its bright color, sweet taste, creamy feel and overwhelming scent of honey and orchid.

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