No.135 Ye Lai Xiang Phoenix (Night Blooming Jasmine)


The name of this exquisite tea translates to “Night Blooming Jasmine”. Very fragrant, reminiscent of orchid with a purity and elegance, this varietal is considered quite rare, and not broadly cultivated.  The leaves are harvested by hand in April, sun dried, left to rest, shaken and this process is repeated six times. Then they are stir-fried, upon which then they are twisted and kneaded, refermented twice, and fired twice. Finally they are oxidized to 30%, then roasted repeatedly until the sweet, honey and floral aroma is brought forth. It is known as “Nong Xiang” style. This tea is floral, with notes of stone fruit, and deeply aromatic which makes it highly desirable.

We source this tea from small, self-owned garden in Guangdong, China an area famous for it’s spectacular Feng Huang Dan Cong (Phoenix) oolong. Their estate is organic, and visited by wild elephants on occasion, which only adds to the allure. 

 Origin: Wudong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China - 2018 

Brewing Instructions: 

  • 2 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water 
  • 185ºF/85ºC  (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 3 minutes, and proceed.) 
  • Brew 4-6 minutes
  • Good for 2 infusions