Praise Bee 2022 Spring Milan Xiang Dancong Oolong



One of the most common and popular varietals of all Dancong, “Milan Xiang” literally means “honey orchid fragrance”. This tea exhibits just that, with the honey quality becoming more prominent in subsequent brews, accompanied by a slight fruity quality all the way through.

Made from old bush, high mountain material from Da An (大庵), this tea is a good standard for what a higher end Dancong should be. There is a smooth and full feeling in the mouth, as well as a strong huigan/lasting sweetness.

Typical for the varietal, this tea is also one of our higher roasted dancongs this year, having undergone multiple traditional charcoal roastings. This method of roasting lends a somewhat elusive quality to the tea that is often compared to Yanyun. While this quality is without a fixed definition, the oversimplified way of describing the effect of traditional processing is that it creates a more dynamic taste and fragrance, as well as deepens the energy/chaqi of the 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 Praise Bee 2022 Spring Milan Xiang Dancong Oolong

  1. 5 out of 5

    grifty (verified owner)

    The Bitterleaf description of this is pretty much spot on. The mouthfeel, the huigan, the way the tea develops…I’m firmly in agreement!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris

    The official Dancong. The typical. The one that meets expectations.
    //Smell : Cooked tropical fruits, charcoal roast, vivid, floral notes
    //Texture: Tingling on the middle of the tongue, smooth liquor that flows easily, thick texture
    //Taste : Pineapple and mango juice, pineapple icing on cupcake, vivid, tart, fruit sugar, taste like summer
    //Body sensation: mental activity, gratitude, increased heartbeat

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