Crème Royale or “Song Zhong” is a tea that dates back as early as the Song Dynasty. These leaves come from the original trees grown on the Phoenix Mountains, making it the Dancong exclusively offered to royalty.
The tea feels luxurious and almost creamy in the mouth, and its rich range of flavor profiles make this tea a pure delight. Its flavors and aromas are nuanced from fragrant floral notes, to deep nutty notes, and a burst of sweet fruits.
Traditional Name: 宋种 [Pinyin: Sòng Zhǒng; Wade-Giles: sung chung]
Origin: Phoenix Mountains, Guangdong Province, China
Varietal: Song Zhong [2nd Generation Clone]
Harvesting: third and fourth leaves • May 2021
Processing: Medium roasting over longan wood
Wet Leaf Aroma: Peach• Walnut • Purple Yam
Tea Liquor Color: Light gold
Mouthfeel: Thick and velvety
Finish: Sweet Fruit Gelatin • Crisp Mineral Sensation • Yams