Forest Echo 2023 Spring Zhilan Xiang Dancong Oolong



Elegant and rich, this tea delivers an unmistakable wild orchid fragrance, for which this varietal is named after. In addition to the orchid fragrance, there is also a pleasant note of magnolia.

While this is highly fragrant, there is still substantial body and minerality, making this an excellent all around dancong that doesn’t just rely on an enticing fragrance that floats away. The flavour lingers well after taking a sip, with a nice huigan/sweetness returning in the throat.

This tea is an excellent starting point for anyone dipping their toes into Dancong, let alone those looking for a well performing value tea.

Please note that the 250g size does not include a tin.


We recommend brewing this tea using Chaozhou style gongfu brewing. Here’s how it’s done:

For something different, you can also try cold brewing:

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2 reviews for Forest Echo 2023 Spring Zhilan Xiang Dancong Oolong

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    Pleasant easy drinking tea that tastes like summer!
    //Smell: String floral notes, warm and zesty fruits, perfumed summer air, tropical fruit punch juice, mineral, fruity gelato
    //Texture: Freshness on the palate, warm coating in the cheeks, sticky medium to thick texture, general heaviness
    //Taste: Vibrant flower notes, (salty?) citrus, wet rock, orange flower blossom, cookie dough
    //Body sensation: Increased heartbeat, under control energy

  2. 5 out of 5

    Geoff Onsrud (verified owner)

    Wow! I’m still new to Dancong Oolong but I am just blown away by this tea. Bitterness and minerality in the first few steeps gave way to an amazing floral aroma and flavor that lingered on the palate way longer than I anticipated. I was really impressed by how long the aroma and flavor lasted, and the pleasant sweetness arrives a while after the tea leaves your mouth.

    Really pleased to use this tea to introduce myself to dancong, I will absolutely be picking up more on my next order!

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