Huang Zhi Xiang (Yellow Sprig)

Dan Cong Wulong Tea 2023

A lightly oxidized, medium roasted Dan Cong wulong tea with a mellow body and a buoyant gardenia aroma. Young leaves harvested early in spring for minimal bitterness, from tea plants descended from the oldest Phoenix Mountain mother bush. A popular Dan Cong wulong with the characteristic high fragrance and a honey yellow brew with a light yet full flavor.

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

Tea Bush
Huang Zhi Xiang (Yellow Sprig)

Tea Maker
Wu Jianhua and Chen Hongwei

Harvest Time

Plucking Standard
Zhong kai mian

An old photograph of a large tea tree, the Huang Zhi Xiang (Yellow Sprig) mother bush.
The single old tree that is the original mother bush for Yellow Sprig, now over 600 years old.

This lightly oxidized and medium roasted Dan Cong wulong tea brews a light honey yellow tea color, with a sweet, mellow body and a light gardenia aroma. Huang Zhi Xiang (Yellow Sprig) is a great tea for new Dan Cong wulong tea drinkers because of its high fragrance, light flavor and affordable price.

Yellow Sprig offers aromatics akin to blooming gardenia flowers and yields a brisk flavor that can be compared to Mi Lan Xiang (Snow Orchid), although slightly milder. As with every Dan Cong wulong tea, you can reuse the leaves over and over multiple times – more so than you would with most other types of tea. Good aroma will accompany you to the last infusion.

At approximately 600 years old, the original mother bush for Yellow Sprig is the oldest known tea plant in Phoenix Mountain.

Learn more about how Dan Cong wulong tea is made here.

Learn more about Dan Cong wulong’s history and Chaozhou tea culture here.

No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.


Huang Zhi Xiang (Yellow Sprig) 2023 brewing guidelines

5 grams (2 Tb) tea

12 oz 100°C (212ºF) water

3 min. first infusion

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