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Magnolia Blossom Fragrance (Yu Lan Xiang)


Once picked, the leaves are sorted, then withered in sunlight or a warm room for several hours with occasional gentle rolling.  This hand-rolling of the leaves induces the formation of flavor and aroma in perhaps our sweetest tasting Oolong.  A Dan Cong variety, this tea is grown in the famous Phoenix Mountains of Guangdong Province.  Prized in China for the complexity of its flavors, Magnolia Blossom is unadulterated, its name reflects the flavor it naturally produces.

Why we selected this lot.  Lot is handmade, grown in the Wu Dong Mountain area.  We have procured teas from the tea maker for years and his annual offerings are first grade.  Magnolia Blossom offers a balanced, naturally sweet and flavorful cup.  It is an excellent version of this class of Oolongs.  Lot LZ-1.

Interesting facts about this tea.   This lot was grown at an elevation of approximately 1000 meters the Phoenix Mountains, Fenghuang area, of Guangdong Province. Once harvested, the leaves are sorted, then withered with gentle hand rolling for 6-8 hours initiating enzymatic reactions creating its aromas and flavors and its distinctive, red-green leaf.  In the final firing, the leaves are wood charcoal fired in wicker baskets to create a fruity and roasted aroma. Grown on a small, terraced tea farm, marked by mineral-rich red soils fed by subterranean springs.  

Taste profile.  This style of Dan Cong Oolong is naturally sweet.  Highly aromatic, we find flavors of roasted almond, honeysuckle and stone fruit. Cup taste is nuanced with a long and pleasant aftertaste.

Brewing suggestions.   Use 3-4 grams of leaves for 8-12 ounces of water.  Boiling water is best, briefly rinse the leaves and pour off to "awaken" the leaf.  Try a two-minute steep time and see if you enjoy the taste.  We recommend to not leave the leaf in water as the tea will over-steep.  It also preserves the flavors in the leaves for additional steeps.  First steep is known for aroma, 2nd & 3rd steeps bring out additional tastes. Multiple steeps, 4-7 times, are there to enjoy. 

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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Supporting adults with disabilities

Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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The Feng Huang area is a subtropical region, the tea grows at elevations of 4200 plus feet in terraced gardens made of loose, rocky soils.

These oolong trees are one part of nearly 300 varieties of indigenous tea plants that are unique to Fujian Province and northern Guangdong.

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  1. An Elegant and Subtle Cup 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jul 2018

    As with many high altitude Dan Congs, this tea has a subtle and delicateness to it, beautiful light floral aroma and flavor which makes for a cup to appreciate while relaxing after the day.

  2. A Perfect Cup 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2018

    I really love this tea and I a happy I chose it. It's definitely one of my favourite teas now. The floral aroma is subtle but noticeable. I like strong floral flavours but this is nice even though it is not very strong. It's a good choice if you want a tea that's a bit different from what you are used to.

  3. Great Oolong 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jul 2017

    I have been drinking this tea for years. Very delicious taste.

  4. Love this Oolong 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jun 2016

    The Magnolia is light and relaxing. Great after taste and delicate taste. I'm excited to try the other flower scented teas soon. This is currently my daily Oolong tea and I love it.

  5. Very nice toasty oolong with a subtle floral scent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Mar 2015

    I wasn't expecting this to be as phenomenal as it is, I'll be back to order more soon, as I've basically not had anything else to drink since this was received in the mail! Thank you for offering something so precious!

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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Ceres Community Project builds healthy communities by restoring locally-grown organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health and creating heart centered ways for people to connect.

Ceres teaches teens to grow, cook and eat healthy whole foods and provides nourishing meals, nutrition education and a community of support for people facing cancer and other serious illnesses. www.ceresproject.org

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...What sets Silk Road Teas apart from others is the Heagertys are using their success and new tea line as a way to give back to the community...

Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

Julie Burford, Program Manager and Founder of the Ceres Community Project of Marin.


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