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Brews a cloudy yellow-orange. Tastes of raw pumpkin, orange blossoms, and musty basement. It would be ok, expect that it just tastes really flat and one dimensional. Doesn’t last many infusions either. Overall just a very disappointing tea, probably the weakest offering I’ve had from YS.

Flavors: Musty, Orange Blossom, Pumpkin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
eastkyteaguy

Chun Lan has a reputation as being a weird cultivar. From what I’ve read, it’s neither common nor popular overseas. I’ve also seen it constantly described as an acquired taste. One thing that may be worth doing is allowing the rest of it to sit for awhile. I’ve read that many Wuyi oolong connoisseurs will let teas sit for anymore from a couple months to a couple years depending on the roast and cultivar.

tperez

Interesting, I’ll have to check back on it in a couple months

tanluwils

Ditto regarding letting the tea sit. I haven’t had this one yet, but I have been let-down by one 2015 dan cong shortly after it was roasted. Now, it’s a completely different tea and just keeps getting better.

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eastkyteaguy

Chun Lan has a reputation as being a weird cultivar. From what I’ve read, it’s neither common nor popular overseas. I’ve also seen it constantly described as an acquired taste. One thing that may be worth doing is allowing the rest of it to sit for awhile. I’ve read that many Wuyi oolong connoisseurs will let teas sit for anymore from a couple months to a couple years depending on the roast and cultivar.

tperez

Interesting, I’ll have to check back on it in a couple months

tanluwils

Ditto regarding letting the tea sit. I haven’t had this one yet, but I have been let-down by one 2015 dan cong shortly after it was roasted. Now, it’s a completely different tea and just keeps getting better.

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