Dancong Oolong

 
Updated: Mar. 14, 2014 

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About Dancong Oolong

Plate with wet dark tea leaves in a bowl, and three cups of golden-colored tea, on wooden trayLeaves and brewed cup of dancong oolong. Public Domain Photo.

Dan cong(单枞) or dancong, meaning single trunk, is a type of oolong tea, the leaves of which are gathered from a tree-like tea plant with a single trunk, in contrast to the bushy growth habit that most tea plants have been cultivated to grow in. Although the leaf color varies somewhat, the leaves are often very dark, often darker than some black teas. The leaves of dan cong are very aromatic and their aroma is often described as resembling various flowers, fruits, and spices.

There are many varieties of dancong, which have a surprising amount of variability in aroma. These varieties are very old and have origins that have been traced back hundreds of years.

Dan cong is frequently called feng huang dancong(凤凰单枞), meaning phoenix dan cong. This name refers to the Phoenix Mountains (Feng Huang Shan) in Guangdong province. However, the name "Feng Huang dancong" is often freely used to refer to dancong grown in other regions as well. For this reason, dancong oolong is sometimes referred to as Phoenix oolong.

Dan cong is sometimes aged.

Best Dancong Oolong

The notion of the "best" Dancong Oolong is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Guangdong, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
5 Ratings
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Auspicious Ayame Wulong™ Oolong Tea

Brand:Teavana
Region:Hubei, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Brand:Teavana
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Dancong Aria

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Huang Zhi Xiang Dan Cong Oolong

Brand:Tea Classico
Region:Guangdong, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

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Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Guangdong, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
5 Ratings

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