Pesticide-Free Rare Orchid Cliff Tea ~ Qi Lan Yan Cha

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Dry, the leaves of this cliff tea carry a rich, green aroma, with a chlorophyll freshness initially, that then settles into the bakery sweetness that is quintessential of many of the cliff teas.  Wet, its leaves have a subtle, foresty, wood-like aroma.  It produces a honey golden brew, with a complex, very slightly tart, foresty flavor that opens up as the brews progress.  It has an aftertaste of bakery sweetness with and orchids - a flavor quintessential of the wulongs of the Wuyi Mountains.  Its brew is somewhat astringent, and its qi is dry and neutral to slightly warming.  (This is relative, as tea, in general, tends to have a somewhat cooling nature.)  

Nomenclature:  The Chinese name of this tea is 蘭/奇兰 - Qí Lán.

奇 - Qí - Rare, strange, or extraordinary.  This character is part of the Chinese word for legend.  

蘭/兰 - Lán - Orchid.  By extension, this can also mean elegant or graceful.  

Together, these characters are used to describe a legendarily rare tea with an extraordinary orchid aroma.  

Lasts ~8 brews.  

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