Yellow Twig (黃枝香, Huáng Zhī Xiāng, "Yellow Twig Fragrance") is one of the ten ancestral Phoenix Oolong varieties. It is characterized by its bronze color and twisted leaves. It is medium-oxidized, with a tropical fruit flavor and a satisfying deep huí gān 回甘 ("returning sweetness"). An intensely fragrant tea with a tempestuous character, redolent with the scent of cooked tropical fruit with slight caramel and butterscotch overtones. Steeping notes: This tea, when brewed quickly, carries a bright and easy sweetness. Steeped too long, it can become bitter and astringent. This tea is representative of the medium-oxidation Phoenix oolongs in that it can be challenging to brew, requiring great precision and skill, but the results, when successful, are outstanding.