Qi Lan is a very mild Wuyi Oolong tea, it has an obvious sweet and nutty aroma. It has a highly aromatic fragrance and a lighter floral taste than most other Wuyi Oolongs. The colour of the steeped leaves is a very light green, much greener than other Wuyi teas.
The tea has a sweet, woody and roasted flavour. The tea makes a yellow liquor, which has noticeable difference from traditionally roasted Rou Gui and Shui Xian. Qi Lan is more fragrant than other Yan Cha, lighter taste just as it is a combination of Yan Cha and Tie Guan Yin. Qi Lan is produced in Guandong province as well as Fujian province. Wuyi Qilan is a typical Yan Cha from Fujian which has different quality and taste than Guangdong Qi Lan.
To Enjoy: Place one teaspoon per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Switch the kettle off, before it boils, when you hear the water rumbling. Add the hot, but not boiling, water and infuse for 3 minutes. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling.