Anxi Qilan

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Floral, Honeysuckle, Orchid
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 oz / 125 ml

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From Verdant Tea

Qilan is a luscious, floral varietal most famous for its cultivation in Wuyishan as a roasted oolong. This exciting green expression of Qilan from Anxi brings out all the sweet florals that make Qilan varietal unique, strengthening them with light processing and the floral mineral-heavy terroir of Master Zhang’s land above Daping.

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So juicy!! Bursting with floral flavours and the juiciness and sweetness of bubblegum.

Very different from the dark roast version of this same tea

Flavors: Floral, Honeysuckle, Orchid

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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368 tasting notes

TotM describes this as orchid, lotus, burdock, honey & barley. Also, “intriguingly floral” and I’ll give them that. I am consistently amazed that tea which is not actually scented with flowers can be this flowery.

The mineral terroir, the barley, the ganmaicha… these things I don’t get so much. Even up against a very sweet, home made, wild grape jelly this tea doesn’t present as anything but light and floral to my palate.

In the fourth steep a darker, more vegetal note does begin to emerge, but nothing mineral or roasted.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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