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Rare Orchid Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

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Origin(s): China
Full Bodied
Creamy & Silky
Delicate & Thin
Full Bodied & Rich
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
Tea Specification
Tea Type: Oolong Tea
More Information
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this tea contains caffeine
Are there any specific product benefits?
Rare Orchid Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

Tea Type: Oolong Tea

Tea Region: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province, China

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Clear, golden-amber coloured liquor.  
  • Aroma:  Three main aroma groups are noted - Roasted, toasty (baked bread, vanilla, caramel), floral (orange blossom) and fruity notes (peach, nectarine). 
  • Flavour: Warm, sweet, lightly roasted flavour (baked brioche, buttery, vanilla) is in a perfect balance with honeyed floral (rose, gardenia) and fruity flavours (honeydew melon, peach). 
  • Mouthfeel: Well-rounded, smooth, mellow liquor with a silky mouthfeel. Lingering sweet finish. 

Brewing Guidance

  • Measure 3g of tea per 200ml water. Boil water to 90℃. Steep for 3-4 minutes.

Reference: Op. 126

Rare Orchid Loose Oolong Tea

Tips for Tea Connoisseurs

Rare Orchid, also known as "Qi Lan" in Mandarin Chinese, is a fragrant oolong tea from Wuyi mountain, Fujian Province, China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its pristine natural beauty. Our Rare Orchid Oolong Tea, made from tender spring leaves of Qi Lan cultivar benefited from sweet mountain spring water and mineral rich soil of Wuyi Mountain, has been lightly roasted to create a highly aromatic and wonderfully balanced infusion. 

Baked to perfection, Rare Orchid Oolong offers an infusion that harmoniously blends a fragrant floral note with lightly baked (buttery, brioche and vanilla) and sweet, juicy, fruity flavours (honeydew melon, peach). The liquor is so gentle and smooth with a silky mouthfeel, while the floral sweetness lingers long on the palate. 

A gentle, delicate beauty that will be much appreciated by oolong tea connoisseurs.

As with all the teas, oolong tea also offers us health benefits to increase our sense of well-being. Several studies indicate that oolong tea is a rich source of antioxidant polyphenols and it may well be just as beneficial as green tea to promote weight loss and cardiovascular health by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. 

If you like this product you may also like Wild Arbor Joongjak, Heavy Roasted Dong Ding, Golden Water Turtle and Golden Monkey.

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