Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang

Wow! This Phoenix Oolong (Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang) from Zhong Guo Cha is simply amazing. This was a sample sent to me by the owner and it doesn’t disappoint in any way except the fact that I need more… much, much more of it. This tea has gone from a small sample to the tops of my personal favorite list all in the first brewing. It has the amazing vegetal hints that I cherish in greens, and then a flavor that captures every quality I love: Sweetness, vegetal, light, smooth, and even a hint of almond to finish it off.

I was recently looking to sell my soul for some more Shui Xian that I tried from a friend which came from Singapore and of course is impossible to get a hold of… but my soul may be safe now that this tea is in my cup and quite available. Saved.

Update: After more time with this tea and further brewing it does also have a wonderful citrus note that can be picked up subtly. Also that “smooth” taste I mentioned could also be described as a little “woody” which is a good thing. It may have been somethng I had eaten changing my palate during the first brewing that kept me from noticing the presence of citrus but it is certainly there and very light which is nicely refreshing.

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6 Responses to Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang

  1. p says:

    Thank you for reviewing. Trying to find my way through oolong world.

  2. Jenn says:

    My big bag of shui xian (Got lucky on a chinese deal is about to be opened. I already drank the other one and its time to get going . My shuiXian is knda light but very flavorful, some depth, but always leaves me wanting more does it make you want more too?
    Jenn

  3. Phyll says:

    Hi Dominic,

    What is the address for Zhong Guo Cha?

    Dan Cong is definitely one of my favorites too. I like it medium fired…not too roasted but not too green tasting either. Is this Mi Lan Xiang a high fire or the green type or in between?

  4. teasphere says:

    Their website is a bit lacking and the address is strange, but I can assure they are legit and that they have a brick and mortar retail store and the owner is quite passionate about tea. He is scheduled at many free talks and presentations around his area and genuinely cares. https://secure.worldsourceintl.com/index.htm

    This Dan Cong is a greener variety, so a bit shy of medium roasted. Teaspring seemed to have two nice Dan Congs that seemed a tad darker FWIW, but I have yet to try them.

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