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Orchid Fragrance Oolong (Zhe Lan Xiang)

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This medium oxidized, brown-green leaf offers a sweet and tangy aroma unlike any other of our Phoenix Bird Oolongs. Made in the Dan Cong style, it is grown at an elevation of over 1000 meters in the Phoenix Mountains of Guangdong Province. The terrain is very steep, the soils are red color.  Fresh water springs run underground and feed the tea trees/bushes minerals that create a tea of unparalleled taste.   The mountains are shrouded in clouds and mists by morning and evening and hot sun during the day in the tea harvest season, yielding some of China's most prized teas. Long, thin leaves are withered, then wood charcoal-fired to produce a sweet and tangy taste. A very rich and aromatic leaf it will steep to a nectar-like taste, hints of almonds and offer multiple infusions.  Lot # 8.

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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.

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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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Leaf has a hint of red. Result of the leaf rubbing against the wicker basket in processing and breaking down cells.

Brief steeps make a honey-sweet cup. A strong leaf, it will show hints of astringency if steeped too long.

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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.

Sales of our Teas Benefit Ceres
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

Read the recent article in the Marin IJ: Silk Road Teas gives back

...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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