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"Citrus Maxima" Pomelo Fragrance Dan Cong Oolong

"Citrus Maxima" Pomelo Fragrance Dan Cong Oolong

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Pomelos are relatives of the grapefruit.  They are also the largest fruit in the citrus family, which is why pomelo's scientific name is Citrus Maxima.  "You Hua Xiang" directly translates to Pomelo Flower Aroma and it is a unique Dan Cong varietal.  

Citrus Maxima is an oolong tea with a powerful and complex flavor.  The creamy, sweet taste is a result of the skilled production process of this tea, which is oxidized at a higher level than other Dan Congs.  This high oxidation of the tea leaves imparts fruity and floral notes to the liquor. 

Citrus Maxima tea leaves are quite generous in their steepings, brewing up to 9 times when flash-brewed gong fu style.  

Tea Specifics

Pomelo Flower Aroma (You Hua Xiang) Dan Cong

Harvest: April

Area: Da'An Village, Northern Feng Huang area, Raoping County of Guangdong Province, China

Altitude: 850 meters

Tree: Grow naturally, many reaching a height of 3 or 4 meters

Oxidation: Slightly more oxidized than most Dan Congs to bring out the fruity and floral aspects of this tea.

Oolong teas contain between 10-60mg of caffeine per 8oz cup.

Tasting Notes

Heavy body, golden orange hue, creamy, nectar

Brewing Recommendations

Serving Size: 3-5g per 100ml of purified water.

Ideal Brewing Vessel: Porcelain tea pot or gaiwan; or dragon egg shaped tea pot or other high-fired, high profile thin clay teapot used specifically for your oolong teas.

Western Style Steeping: Boil water to 212F/100C and let water settle before pouring into a mug. Place 3g tea into steeping basket and dunk the basket into the hot water. Steep for 1-2 minutes to taste. Brew 1-2 additional times.

Gong Fu Cha Steeping: Boil water to 212F/100C and then wait for the water to stop bubbling before pouring the water down the inside of the brewing vessel, not directly on the leaves. Brew for 40 seconds, then replace the lid and pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups.  Add 15 seconds for each subsequent brew. Remove the lid of the brewing vessel to allow the leaves to cool between steepings. Flash brewing in this manner ensures this tea can be brewed up to 9+ times and brewed again the following morning if left overnight.

Cold Brew: Not recommended. Pomelo flower becomes overpowering and slightly bitter.

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