Bai Ya Qi Lan is a little known cultivar that was developed in the 90s. This wulong is a semi-ball shape with a little roast from town called Pinghe in the southern mountainous region of Fujian province. This is a crowd-pleaser and is a great wulong for anyone that is looking for fruity, dark berry notes or prefer a wulong with less floral notes.
Flavor Profile: This tea was harvested and processed in autumn last year and has notes of cherry, nutty, roast, and dark leaf green vegetables.
Quantity: 50 gram (~2 oz) pouch of loose leaf tea
Romanization: Bái Yá Qí Lán (白芽奇兰)
Translation: direct translation is “White Bud Remarkable Orchid”
Type: Wulong (Oolong)
Cultivar: Camellia sinensis var. sinensis ‘Bái Yá Qí Lán’
Origin: Pinghe, Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
Pluck: first bud and two leaves
Harvest Date: 10/18/2016
Flavor Profile: floral notes, dark berries, hint of spice, and sugar cane
Recommend Western Brewing Parameters: 5 grams in 250 mL, 200F, 2 min, 4 steeps
Recommended Eastern Brewing Parameters: 5 grams in 100mL 200F, 30 seconds, for many steeps