Mi Lan Xiang (Snow Orchid)

Dan Cong Wulong Tea 2024

Snow Orchid’s strong oxidation and heavy roasting give it a bold flavor with a lingering sweet floral finish like the winter-blooming orchids of Guangdong Province. A popular everyday wulong with more caffeine for study and alertness. An affordable choice for drinkers seeking a strong and dark brew.

2024 Snow Orchid’s boldness and depth doesn’t disappoint. Its persistent soft orchid florals make a perfect harmony with those dark roasty flavors for a lingering, dynamic cup.

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

Tea Bush
Mi Lan Xiang (Snow Orchid)

Tea Maker
Wu Jianhua and Chen Weiqiao

Harvest Time

Plucking Standard
Zhong kai mian

A large tea tree ringed with a fence: the Mi Lan Xiang (Snow Orchid) Dan Cong mother bush.
The Mi Lan Xiang (Snow Orchid) Dan Cong mother bush.

Snow Orchid is the most popular Dan Cong wulong tea. Its name comes from the rich floral aroma of the leaves and brew, which reminded its makers of the local winter-blooming orchids that grow in Guangdong. Its strong oxidation and heavy roasting allow it to remain shelf-stable for years. After brewing, the clean honey tea color will yield a robust flavor that fills the mouth and leaves a complex lingering aftertaste.

Chaozhou City in Guangdong Province is a great center of Cantonese tea culture. Its inhabitants frequently pair this tea with meals to improve digestion of the rich foods that typically make up the local diet. They will always use a hefty 8 grams or more of tea per serving, but will brew multiple very short steeps of a minute or less. Traditional Chaozhou tea service involves many short infusions made one after the other to experience the changing flavor as the leaves open up. Learn more about Dan Cong wulong’s history and Chaozhou tea culture here.

Note: This tea was formerly named Xue Lan Xiang.

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

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Mi Lan Xiang (Snow Orchid) 2024 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