Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Dan Cong is a specimen of the Shui Xian family in the category of Oolong, produce in Feng Huang Shan, Chaozhou, Guangdong Province. The dry leaves are usually rolled into long needle form. From my understanding, Shui Xian (water fairy) family includes: Da Houg Pao, Dan Cong and Tie Luo Han among others.
The origin of Dan Cong is made of leaves of the famous Song dynasty trees growing on the top of Wu Dong mountain, near the Wu Dong cave.
This is last year Wu Dong Peak, Song Zhong Dan Cong. Told to be made from tea of several hundred year old bushes. Besttea.com, Teahub and http://teemann.blogspot.com/2005/11/phoenix-chronicles-part-1.html
have very good info on this tea.
Posted by toki at 5:37 PM