Bai Ya Qi Lan Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Gingko (manager of Life in Teacup)
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “This is really an interesting oolong even if I didn't get the marshmallow others mentioned. The dry leaf smells like you put your face in bunch of vines and inhaled. The taste of the liquor is...” Read full tasting note
    ks6 1349 tasting notes
  • “Love! I absolutely adore Oolong teas, and Life In Teacup has become one of my favorite purveyors of Oolong teas (as well as other teas!) because their teas are always of utmost quality. This...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Prior to infusing this smelled like a cross between a green and oolong but with a little extra something! It was like smelling a Citronella Candle while in the woods! A very unique aroma that I...” Read full tasting note
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    teaequalsbliss 6770 tasting notes
  • “I've finally broken into more of the "sampler order" I made with Life In Teacup and am so happy that I did! I was really having trouble putting into words how this tastes - the closest that I...” Read full tasting note
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    Rabs 361 tasting notes

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It is from Southern Fujian, made with the same tea cultivar as for Wuyi Qi Lan. However, this tea is nothing similar but everything different from Wuyi Qi Lan. It has gentle yet long lasting orchid fragrance from dry leaves to several infusions later.

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1349 tasting notes

This is really an interesting oolong even if I didn’t get the marshmallow others mentioned. The dry leaf smells like you put your face in bunch of vines and inhaled. The taste of the liquor is green and by that I mean alive. It is kind of earthy. There is a light roasted element. It is only lightly floral to me in comparison to tiequanyin – those I often find to be geranium or latex like. Not this one. I have never been around orchids so I can’t compare but this is very pleasant in taste. The interesting thing to me is an almost pineapple taste. All of these aspects come together to make an amazing cup at only $3.99/oz.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Love! I absolutely adore Oolong teas, and Life In Teacup has become one of my favorite purveyors of Oolong teas (as well as other teas!) because their teas are always of utmost quality.

This is an amazing Oolong – Sweet, lightly floral, hints of toasty flavors in the distance. I definitely taste that marshmallow likeness to this, sweet and soft and yummy. A dryness toward the end of the sip, ending with a crispness that is almost mint-like. The floral notes remind me of orchid and osmanthus. Sweet and absolutely delicious. I love LOVE love this!

Azzrian

I want Life in Teacup to be my next order! Very impressed with my samples! Adding this to the list!

Dylan Oxford

That sounds like an amazing cup of tea.

QueenOfTarts

This sounds delicious!

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6770 tasting notes

Prior to infusing this smelled like a cross between a green and oolong but with a little extra something! It was like smelling a Citronella Candle while in the woods! A very unique aroma that I enjoyed!

The flavor is out of this world! It’s sweet and floral but has natural lemon hints as well as a little bit of toasty-business happening, too!

This is pretty special!

Azzrian

Interesting!

Alphakitty

This sounds fantastic, I adore Citronella candles! When I was little I ate the wax from one once… it wasn’t that delicious.

Joshua Smith

Qi Lan is a delightful type of Oolong. I’ll have to keep this one in mind for when I run out.

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I’ve finally broken into more of the “sampler order” I made with Life In Teacup and am so happy that I did! I was really having trouble putting into words how this tastes – the closest that I could get was “you definitely know that you’re drinking plant water.” But that sounds bad, and this is anything BUT bad. I really think the other reviews do a better job of breaking down the aroma/flavor of this tea. And when I read “marshmallow” I had a “EUREKA!” moment of finally being able to nail down the aftertaste. Sort of like a marshmallow that’s been over a campfire (but just barely). I may have to order more of this! NE (would be TG, but I want to spend more time with this one with better steeping parameters than I have here at work).

Stephanie

lol @ “plant water”! You’re right, tea is plant water if you think about it. :)

Rabs

Heh – yeah, “vegetable” or some sort of varation on that word might have been nicer, but “plant water” kept sticking in my head. :)

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Yes, I was right: very light and lovely! I can see why Gingko compared it to a green style Tie Guan Yin — it’s got that same flowery sweetness to it. This one seems a bit earthier, but definitely in the same family. It only lasted through a few steeps, but it was really great while it lasted!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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First Steep: I am really loving the overwhelming sweetness. It’s floral, but does have a marshmallow-like quality. There is something fluffy, plush and soft about the flavor. I think this is the sweetest oolong I’ve tasted so far. Really delicious!

Second Steep: More floral and less of that marshmallow sweetness. Yes, it’s still tasty and sweet, but the flavor is dancing much more around flowers than anything else.

I would continue, but it’s time for food! I will update later with my thoughts on future infusions of this tea. For now, I am very happy with this tea and would honestly drink cup after cup of that first steep.

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Very pleasant! Slightly minty, definitely get the "orchid fragrance " floral flavor from this. Not even the slightest bit bitter at first steeping. Earthy, tastes very green. Reminds me of a nice floral garden. Okay this is going to be a really weird analogy but it kind of tastes like I’m chewing on very pleasant, very fresh cuttings in a perfume shop, but in a good way. Really… good way. It’s kind of confusing, but the flavors combine well and create a generally very nice experience. I’m still getting my bearings with unflavored oolongs, so I might update this score later, but this is pretty darn good.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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Leaves smell very grassy green teeish, promising.

Mmmm the smell of tea is quite powerful and nice. Color is bright yellow.
Tastes sweet, very flavored, super smooth. Idk how I would describe the aroma. It has a bit of a nutty thing but also something almost a bit fruity and also flowery. Yeah, complex but yet so simple and delicious. Just yummy.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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144 tasting notes

Light and fresh with an easy going marshmallow sweetness and cool minty, floral aftertaste. I’m feeling perfectly lazy right now and this tea is doing me right.

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A light sweet oolong with a sweet marshmallow taste. Resteeps nicely.

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