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2019 Reserve Qilan

2019 Reserve Qilan

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

This Li Family Reserve offering is hand-picked and meticulously hand-fired for deep complexity. Family proceeds go to teaching Wuyi Tea Ceremony in the community.
  • true
    65
    caramel flan
    true
    50
    lotus
    true
    80
    red licorice, pineapple, kiwi
    true
    85
    tingling minerality
    true
    55
    bamboo shoot

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - caramel flan
    • floral - lotus
    • fruit - red licorice, pineapple, kiwi
    • spice - tingling minerality
    • vegetal - bamboo shoot
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2019
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Qi LanTea Varietal

    This reserve-level Qilan is given an even longer more delicate hand-turning yaoqing craft, and several rounds of labor-intensive hand-firing to bring out the most intense and complex aromatics and texture from this striking varietal. The result is a tingling cooling yun-forward oolong. 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.


  • 'Lingering aromatics, sweet sensation on the sides of the mouth, mouth watering, and a vaporous persistent quality - these are what we call Yan Yun. - Li Xiangxi'

  • 4
    6
    208
    15 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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