Jiang Hua Xiang

Produced from the Zhi Lan Xiang cultivar, this tea has been named for its most prominent fragrance, ginger flower, and florality indeed wafts from the leaves even before touching a drop of water. The velvety infusion with a pleasingly astringent finish brings soft citrus to the tongue—orange as well as orange flower, and creamy lemon drops—before stone fruit aromas return to the nose. A true delight for bouquet-style Dancong lovers, and one which can sustain an extra infusion or two.
  • ORIGIN:  Fenghuang, Chaoan, Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
  • MEANING:  Ginger flower frangrance (jiang hua xiang)
  • CULTIVAR:  Zhi Lan Xiang
  • HARVEST TIME:  Spring 2021
  • TASTE:  Orange flower, apricot, cream


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • 5 infusions: 45, 60, 60, 90, 120 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.

Additional Information

Tianyu Chaye and Ye Hangzhong

When farmers in Chaozhou tended to sell their tea only locally, to a limited number of customers, Ye Hangzhong was someone who saw the potential in the fine Fenghuang Dancong oolongs, and has helped to bring the category to wider worldwide attention. Leveraging his many connections and deep knowledge of Dancong, he gathered many quality examples to offer them under his brand, Tianyu Chaye, becoming a famous figure in the Dancong world: a member of the Chaozhou's tea bureau, active in the major tea events in the province, and a referee in many tea competitions. When Gabriele visited him in 2014, he was amazed by the quality of the teas, which were at the time prohibitively expensive for our fledgeling business. Now, almost ten years later, we are delighted to be able to offer teas from this premium brand, selecting (with difficulty!) six out of a dozen samples to offer our customers.

Ye Hanzhong pouring a flight of teas to taste