Aroma of dry leaf is sweet and chocolaty. Liquor is a light peachy gold. When steeped aroma is light and fruity. Tastes soft and clean, light minerality, sweet tang.
This is clean and fresh. Delicious! The kind of tea I could gladly sip on all day.
WuYi mountain is famous for having many hundreds of named tea bush varieties. This tea bush was unknown with a unique character, so it’s name came from “qi” which means “surprised”, or “special and new” while “zhong” refers to “variety”. This certified organic tea grows wild in the Lapsang Nature Reserve of the WuYi Mountains. Qi Zhong is processed and roasted in the traditional oolong way but the flavor is smoother and less dry than other rock oolong tea. Take time to appreciate the pure clean feeling and light sweet aftertaste that is unique to this tea bush.
Location: Fujian Province
Tea Bush: Tongmu Qilan
Tea Master: Liang Jun De
Harvest Time: end of May
Picking Standard: zhong kai mian (3 slightly open leaves)
Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan, glass or porcelain pot, yixing pot
Brewing Guidelines: 1st infusion 1 ½ Tbs per 12 oz 212F for 1 min
Infusions: at least 6 times
Seven Cups is an American tea company based in Tucson, Arizona. We source traditional, handmade Chinese teas directly from the growers and tea masters who make them, and we bring those teas back from China to share with people everywhere.
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