This sweet and creamy Qi Lan delivers a wonderful after sweet with a refreshing mouthfeel. In the first infusion, I detected a hint of spiciness (gentle cinnamon/clove) that was pleasantly surprising. Further infusions brought out sweet potato and toastiness with hints of cocoa and a floral (lilac) aroma which continued well into a 6th infusion. The after sweet always came on strong and gave this tea an incredibly refreshing aspect. The gaiwan lid had a unique dandelion aroma, not found in the tea, but also shared the cocoa toastiness that we both taste and smell from the leaf. Don’t forget to smell the bottom of your cup after it has cooled slightly, you’ll be treated to a brown sugary treat!
Bai Ya Qi Lan
$10.00 – $34.00
Dry Leaf: roasted nuts, cocoa, sweet and creamy flowers
Liquor Colour: bright orange
Mouth Feel: refreshing and smooth, brisk.
Flavour: sweet potato with hints of toastiness, creamy, floral, lingering after sweet
Lid: Creamy and toastiness