Mi Lan Xiang Reserve Dancong
Verdant Reserve Club – September
Mi Lan Xiang is one of the most accessible Dancong oolongs out there, known for its honey and floral orchid fragrance. We love the one that we offer on our site so much that we thought it would be incredibly fun to compare it to the highest elevation old growth Dancong at the top end of the spectrum and see what complexity and nuance Mi Lan varietal can achieve.
In contrast to the Huang Zhi Xiang, the Mi Lan is massively sweet and floral in both aroma and taste. Honeysuckle is the dominant note early in steeping.
The tea quickly opens up to a juicy sweet flavor akin to biting into a perfectly ripe pear, but tempered by a darker sandalwood incense aroma. Notes of elderberry, licorice root and crisp apple come through in the later infusions.