Browse Dancong Oolong (32)
Read Reviews (25)
Brands of Dancong Oolong

Dancong Oolong

 
Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2014 

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.

Recent Dancong Oolong Reviews — RSS rss icon

79 / 100
Picture of Lao Cong Mi Lan Xiang (Honey Orchid) Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong

The name is accurate: it does smell like honey and flowers. Like Teavivre's Ya Shi Xiang and Da Wu Ye, it has a creamy mouthfeel and sweet, fruity taste. However, I'm not sure it's worth the price considering the cheaper Da Wu Ye from Teavivre or the cheaper and likely better Mi Lan Xiang from both Yunnan Sourcing and ...

Read Full Review
80 / 100
Picture of Da Wu Ye (Big Dark Leaf) Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong

Bright floral aroma, creamy mouthfeel. Later infusions have a note of peach with a mildly spicy finish. Pretty much a stereotypical Dancong. I'd recommend this to someone who has never tried one before. If you have, there's nothing new here, but I don't think there's really anything bad about it either unless you're us...

Read Full Review
78 / 100
Picture of Ya Shi Xiang Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

I like floral teas, but this was a little too floral for me. Great creamy mouthfeel, though.

Read Full Review
95 / 100
Picture of Huang Zhi Xiang Dan Cong Oolong

Very fruity and aromatic tea. More than 10 steeps can be done with 5 gr!

Read Full Review
90 / 100
Picture of Royal Phoenix

Royal Phoenix from The Tao of Tea

Style: Dancong Oolong – Region: Guangdong, China
Mar. 20th, 2017

This is a 2nd generation Mi-Lan varietal Dancong from the Phoenix Mountains (Fenghuang Shan) in Guangdong Province. I've heard amazing things about this type of Oolong and I must say, it does not disappoint. It tastes extremely elegant and well crafted. It is rather smooth and leaves a coating around your mouth along w...

Read Full Review

Read More Reviews of Dancong Oolong (25) ...

Top Reviewers

RankUser#%
1Reviewer icon Alex Zorach825
2Reviewer icon Alex39
3Reviewer icon Jose Luis Denis26
4Reviewer icon Amanda 26
5Reviewer icon Val113

Review 2 teas to get on this list!

Advertisement

Most-Rated Dancong Oolong

Picture of Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Dancong Oolong
Region:Guangdong, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
87
5 Ratings
Picture of Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Dancong Oolong
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
No image of this tea

Auspicious Ayame Wulong™ Oolong Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Dancong Oolong
Region:Hubei, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
No image of this tea

Mi Lan Dancong AAA

Brand:Jing Tea Shop
Style:Dancong Oolong
Region:Guangdong, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Fen Huan Dan Cong

Fen Huan Dan Cong

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Dancong Oolong
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Dancong Oolong

Picture of Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Guang Dong Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Dancong Oolong
Region:Guangdong, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
87
5 Ratings

Browse All Dancong Oolong (32)Brands of Dancong Oolong

FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrPinterestGoogle+Patreon