This is one of my first teas from Verdant. I bought the 5 for $5 sample pack and was hooked. My first order was this and Yu Lu Yan Cha.
Actually, the tea I have is Qilan Light Roast, but this seems to be the page for the lightly roasted version of the tea, since there’s another page for Unroasted Qilan Wuyi Oolong.
So far this is my second time drinking this tea. It’s really floral, almost as if it’s been infused with flower petals, but it’s just the natural aroma of the tea cultivar. There’s another aroma, spicy and somewhat reminiscent of winter savory, an herb I have growing outside, and the mouthfeel is pretty dry.
Personally I really like floral aroma, and that’s why I chose this tea. When I bought it, I didn’t realize it was the same type as the Rare Orchid oolong that I bought from TeaSource, but I’m pleased because it’s delightful. Drinking flowers (so to speak) helps me relax. I might like it a little better if it weren’t so dry and had some savoriness to it.
Flavors: Flowers, Spicy, Tart