White Bud Orchid Oolong

Regular price $3.50

This single origin premium oolong with a spring floral aroma and mouthfeel that is soft and smooth is the perfect tea for a relaxing Sunday morning.

This lightly oxidized oolong boasts a history dating back over 250 years ago in the Qing Dynasty. As its name implies, the fresh bud from this tea is whitish green. Orchid refers to the distinct orchid-like aroma of this tea.

White Bud Orchid, a translation from its Chinese name Baiya Qilan, is also the name of the tree cultivar.

Tea Summary

  • Tea: Oolong
  • AKA: Baiya Qilan
  • Cultivar: Baiya Qilan
  • Region: Pinghe County, Fujian Province, China
  • Plant age: 35 years
  • Altitude: 1000-1100m/3280-3610ft
  • Harvest: Spring 2017
  • Aroma: Lingering orchid aroma
  • Flavor: Crisp, smooth with distinctive orchid and light mineral undertones.

Recommended Brewing Instructions

  • Water: 1 cup (230mL/8oz)
  • Tea: 1 heaping teaspoon (2.5g/0.1oz)
  • Brewing Temp: 95oC/203oF
  • Brewing Time: 3 minutes. Re-steep for up to 3 times.

Tea notes: Re-steep for up to 2 times. For each re-steeping, add another 30 seconds to the previous steep time.

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