Rare Orchid Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Leaves
Floral, Honey, Melon, Butter, Cocoa, Flowers, Malt, Vanilla, Orchids, Stonefruits, Asparagus
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 10 oz / 292 ml

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  • “This was a very strong floral tea. I was worred this tea might be too fruity tasting for me, but did not find this to be the case. This is one of my new favorites.” Read full tasting note
  • “Not bad. I don’t think I like oolong too much in general because of the floral taste. This one is not too strong though, so it’s alright. Nice, mellow, warm… but not something I would need more of.” Read full tasting note
  • “(1st steep: 4 min) There is a nice floral aroma to this tea that makes me glad I saved it for an end of the work day tea. There are some subtle fruit notes in this tea. I want to say it is close to...” Read full tasting note
  • “I got this in one of the Stepster select boxes and I thought it was supposed to be a wuyi oolong for some reason so I steeped it up in my xiying I have dedicated for wuyi oolongs. Whoops, I was...” Read full tasting note

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Rare Orchid Oolong from Tea Source
Fujian, China
Made from the little known Qi Lan Cultivar, this rare, regional oolong from Wuyi mountain is grown at over 1000 meters. You’ll have many opportunities to savor this unroasted Wuyi tea as the large twisted leaves hold up to many resteeps.

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Second tea out of Steepster Select box this month. I have been drinking more oolongs lately, so I am feeling a little more educated in giving a review on one. This one was on the fruity side. It had depth to it, not sure if I tasted honey, but it was very good. I resteeped this twice, the third one was too weak for me, but the first and second were great. I don’t resteep much, once at the most usually, just preference I think. I like the full flavor and feel deprived a little when it is not as intense on the later steepings. Nice oolong, would definitely recommend.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I’m with you on the re-steeping of teas, usually I go for 1 bold steep, or 3min, with a 5min resteep. Unless I’m doing a gongfu session, but that’s another story altogether.


Me three ;-)
I like my teas on the BOLD side

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257 tasting notes

Dry leaves smell like vanilla and cocoa but the tea steeping smells like vanilla flowers.
The flavor has a lot of dark chocolate notes with the floral being in the scent and not the flavor which is awesome.
This tea tastes like vanilla and 100% unsweetened bittersweet chocolate and smells like flowers. Very neat tea!!!!!!!!

From the Steepster Select box, March 2014

Second Steeping brings out a little more floral but still very dark chocolate flavors with vanilla.

Flavors: Cocoa, Flowers, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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23 tasting notes

Oh wow. I mean…WOW.

This is the first tea I tried from the March Steepster Select shipment and I’m blown away. During the first steeping, the large whole leaves unfurled beautifully and danced in my mug.

The flavor is of a very high quality mountain oolong tea, with notes of vanilla, honey, and flower blossoms.

As promised, I was able to get 4 flavorful steepings out of just one little packet.

I’ll be ordering more of this tea for sure.

Flavors: Flowers, Honey, Vanilla

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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3 tasting notes

Strong black tea flavor, notes of honey and fruit. Very delicious, will likely be buying more for daily drinking. Hard to describe how wonderful this tea is.

Flavors: Honey

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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