Qilan Wuyi Oolong

A Oolong Tea from


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Calculated from 14 Ratings
Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Cream, Floral, Honey, Mineral, Vanilla, Wet Rocks, Flowers, Spicy, Tart, Green, Vegetal, Fruity, Roasted, Cinnamon, Caramel, Wood, Nuts, Smooth, Sweet, Toast
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Typical Preparation
Use 7 oz / 201 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 4 g of tea
Steep for 0 min, 45 sec
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“From the November Classic Club box… Creamy, floral, dark, vaguely fruity, full bodied, and kind of bitter is how I would describe this tea. Definitely drinkable but I strongly preferred the...” Read full tasting note
“I wanted to love this tea so bad!!! “Reminiscent of spices eggnog”!!! “Thick like honey” “flaky vanilla pastry” “rice milk horchata flavor”?!!! I want!!! I love love love horchata and flaky pastry...” Read full tasting note
“I drank this over the afternoon, & although I enjoyed it, I don’t really have anything to share. It was tasty, building up to a sweet kind of creamy vanilla mouth, & some fruitiness. I...” Read full tasting note
“This came as a sample in my recent Verdant order! Actually on the bag it says “Wuyi Qilan Oolong”, but when I searched the website (including out of stock and archived blends) I could only find...” Read full tasting note


Direct-sourced from the Li Family in Xing Village, this luscious Qilan is thrillingly green and juicy with a tart, lingering aftertaste . . .

We are extremely proud and excited to introduce the Li family of Xing Village through their luscious Qilan varietal Wuyi Oolong. Qilan varietal teas usually have more sweet floral nuance than other Wuyi oolongs. The Li family has roasted this tea with tender care and precision – preserving the greener natural notes of the tea.

The wet leaf aroma is reminiscent of spiced eggnog, and tart like Rhubarb crumble. The early steepings are thrillingly green, juicy and thick like honey. As the tea continues to steep out, the body builds up, and hints at flaky vanilla pastry with the aftertaste of raw cacao nibs or cherry. The honey sweetness grows into a rice milk horchata flavor, and tart plantain aftertaste.

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