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2024 Qilan Wuyi Oolong

2024 Qilan Wuyi Oolong

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Wuyishan’s sweetest
most tropical oolong
Named for its orchid aromatics, Qilan is the classic floral Wuyi Oolong. The Li Family carefully light-roasts this tea to bring out notes of orchid, guava, rosewood, brown sugar steam cake and a cooling aftertaste.
Spring 2024 ♦ Wuyishan, Fujian
Wuyishan’s sweetest
most tropical oolong
Named for its orchid aromatics, Qilan is the classic floral Wuyi Oolong. The Li Family carefully light-roasts this tea to bring out notes of orchid, guava, rosewood, brown sugar steam cake and a cooling aftertaste.
Spring 2024 ♦ Wuyishan, Fujian
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Crafted by the Li Family

Hand-picked and traditionally hand-finished within the true Wuyishan Ecological Preserve on forested biodiverse, rocky, mountainous land for distinct Wuyi minerality.
 
The Li Family is an award-winning, highly respected force for sustainability, hand-firing craft, rare varietal preservation, and tea education in Wuyishan.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2024
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600
    • Qi LanTea Varietal

    Qilan varieties is almost legendary for its deep luscious orchid notes and its subtle incense spice. The Li Family cultivates established 40+ year Qilan bushes on their rocky volcanic mountainside plot in the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve, letting the tea build complexity through biodiverse plantings, and carefully preserved natural forest cover. They hand-pick their Qilan and expertly bring out the florals through hand-crafting over a meticulous 12 hour turning and fluffing process called yaoqing. The careful and restrained roast on this Qilan really allows the florals to shine through, bolstered by the rocky minerality that the Li Family’s teas are famous for.

  • true
    85
    sandalwood, rosewood
    true
    75
    guava
    true
    65
    orchid, honey
    true
    70
    brown sugar steam cake
    false
    true
    mouth watering

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - sandalwood, rosewood
    • fruit - guava
    • floral - orchid, honey
    • savory - brown sugar steam cake
    • texture - mouth watering

  • 'As the Qilan opens up, it becomes buoyant and powerful like a fine dry sherry with contrasting buckwheat undertones and jasmine high notes. The aftertaste is that of cinnamon and rosewood, accentuated by the big structured minerality that we have come to love in all of Ms. Li’s offerings.'


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    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 12 secondsresteep many times
    add 8 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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