Origin: Fujian Province, China
Description: Qilan Oolong, also known as ‘Rare Orchid’, is a roasted oolong from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian province, China. The long, dark twisted tea leaves produce a beautiful amber liquor. Most Oolong teas are not roasted - this processing technique gives the tea a unique aroma and flavour.
Tasting Notes: This roasted Oolong begins slowly - a straightforward, simple and smooth toasted earthiness that sits high on the palate. This transforms quickly into full mouth of toasted pecans and light toffee, and a raw coffee bean and cacao sweetness with a lengthy linger. Despite tingling metallic notes of tannin on the edges of the tongue, the cup remains smooth and stays just shy of becoming overly astringent. The aroma is a wonderful balance of sweet and savoury, beginning with toasted, nearly smoked hues and mixing sweet notes of cooked brown sugar.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 90-95ºC water. steep 3 - 5 minutes, and re-steep up to 3 times.
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