Due to its short history, this tea has not yet managed to acquire legends and stories. However, it is rapidly gaining popularity among the inhabitants of China - the thing is that its delicate taste and flower aroma is more like green tea, which is so popular both in the north and in the south of the country. The name "Rare Orchid" was given due to the aroma, which reminds several types of orchids, which enjoy special love and honor here - some orchid species decorate altars and temples during the holidays.
A relatively young variety, which age is only a few dozen years. Rare Orchid differs from other oolongs with a low degree of heating, as the bush has tender leaves that can not withstand deep roasting. Therefore, Qi Lan has greenish tea leaves and fresh floral fragrance. Initially, the tea bushes grew in Guangdong. But due to the fact that these bushes are characterized by frost resistance and high yield, they were planted in Wuyishan, which is famous all over the world for its climate and landscape, ideal for growing tea.