Qi Lan (奇蘭) literally means rare orchid, tea liquor is golden - orange with sweet aroma resembling orchids and fruits. Gao Cong is how we call bushes that are 50-60 years of age.
This year Qi Lan is exquisite with very fresh and vibrant aroma bursting with tropical fruits and with hint of dark chocolate. Liquor is smooth and thick, coating entire mouth and throat. In taste you can find notes of fresh fruit like hungarian plums and apricots with a bit of citrus fruit, dried herbs, golden toast and touch of florals. Some of those notes are very upfront and some return in waves with amazing Yan Yun. Tea sweetness builds up throughout the session and initially very fresh fruit character evolves slowly into more sweet, although tea freshness comes back in aftertaste that will last for hours.
Gao Cong Qi Lan had very delicate and calming effect on my body, and I was very relaxed, happy and enthusiastic.
Season - Spring
Roasting Level - 40-50% (medium)
Roasting Method - Traditional Charcoal Roasting
Processing - Half Handmade (Machine Rolling)
Elevation - Around 500m
Picking - Up To 4 Leaves