Exotic Orchid
qí lán
Harvesting season
Spring, Fall
Main region
South Fujian
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.
Main region of planting
– Anhui
Advices for the best brewing
Time 300"
Amount 4-5g
Water 500 ml
Temperature 100 ̊
Steeps 1
International brewing method
Time 10"15"25"35"50"65"
Amount 5-7g
Water 150-180 ml
Temperature 90-95 ̊
Steeps 5-7
Chinese brewing method
Before brewing the tea, warm up the ware and rinse the tea with hot water. During tea drinking smell the cover of the gaiwan or the bottom of the cup - the fragrance is one of the main virtues of any tea.
Cleanses the blood vessels;
Has a toning effect;
Regulates water, fat and carbohydrate metabolism
Health benefits
Fresh, oily, with a sweet aftertaste and aroma of fruit
The best time to drink