Fanshu Xiang (Sweet Potato)

Dan Cong Wulong Tea 2023

Fanshu Xiang is a sweet and savory Dan Cong wulong tea with a very distinct aroma reminiscent of slow-roasted Chinese sweet potatoes. Its flavor is slightly earthy with a starchy vegetable sweetness that lingers in the bottom of the cup.


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Tea Origin
Wu Dong Mountain, Phoenix Mountain, Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Tea Bush
Fanshu Xiang (Sweet Potato)

Tea Maker
Wu Jianhua and Chen Hongwei

Harvest Time

Plucking Standard
Zhong kai mian

Like most Dan Cong wulong teas, Fanshu Xiang (Sweet Potato) is named for the distinct fragrance that the leaves of this particular variety of tea bush naturally produces. The scrumptious aroma at first has a tangy bite followed by a starchy sweetness, much like the skin and flesh of its namesake tuber. In Guangdong, it’s common to cook the local sweet potatoes by burying them in the ash of a fire for a long, slow-roasted treat.

A hand pouring out a steaming gaiwan of Dan Cong Wulong tea into three small cups on a tea tray for gongfu cha brewing.
Brewing up Dan Cong Wulong tea in Chaozhou’s signature gongfu style.

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Fanshu Xiang (Sweet Potato) 2023 brewing guidelines

5 grams (2.5 Tb) tea

12 oz 100°C (212ºF) water

3 min. first infusion

At least 4 infusions: 3, 3, 5, 8 minutes