2011 Horse Head Rock Rou Gui - Zhenyan Cha
- 2011 : you're right, year of production, that one's easy,
- Horse Head (or Ma tou) Rock : one of the small areas located in the UNESCO Worl Heritage Site, also known as Zhen yan or Wuyi scenic reserve, located in the Wuyi mountains in the Fujian province,
- Rou Gui : one of the most well known cultivars of the Wuyi wulongs (also known as rock teas (= Wuyi yan cha)),
- Zhenyan Cha : see above. Which finally means rock teas made within the limited area of the Zhen yan area.
2011 Mi Lan Xiang Phoenix Dancong Oolong
- 2011 : done,
- Mi Lan Xiang : translated in "honey orchid fragrance", one of the subtypes of a subcategory of chinese wulongs known as... :
- Phoenix : with Phoenix = Feng huang = range of mountains located in the Guangdong province this time, close to the city of Chao an (and, as for Wuyi, you could even have specific mountains (= shan) or cliffs, such as Wudong shan for example),
- Dancong Oolong : another wulong subcategory. This time, Dan cong means "single tree" (among other closely related meanings). It can mean a number of things but always related to the idea of a single tree that can :
. be harvested separately from other trees, each "single tree" harvest being unique in harvesting, manufacture, and also fragrance,
. be at the clonal origin of several trees being harvested together and giving a single batch,
. be at the origin (non clonal, propagation from seeds) of a number of different trees,
. be just a general term for all teas produced from the Feng huang area with trees that can range from the very old tall tea trees grown in "semi-wild" environement to plantation trees extensively grown and harvested.
So many things in one name
If you want to be even more confused, do have a look to the Pu'er family, wulong teas are so simple compared to them.
Fortunately, Teachat's here