Yu Lan Xiang Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apple, Apricot, Butter, Cream, Custard, Floral, Grass, Lemon, Mineral, Orange Zest, Pear, Vanilla, Peach, Stonefruits, Summer, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 oz / 109 ml

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  • “This was the last of the samples I purchased from Unytea towards the middle of the past year. I didn’t know what to expect from it, as I had never tried a Yu Lan Xiang, but I just had to purchase...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Beautiful large, withered dry leaf, which expands to lively green and brown splotched leaves – all of which were intact and gorgeous after the session, shiny and slick. Reminded me quite a lot of...” Read full tasting note
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Farm Location: Chaozhou Fenghuang mountain, China

Yu lan xiang is also known as magnolia fragrance, this dancong oolong is lightly roasted and FULL bodied. Yu lan will not leave you wondering what it tastes like and leaves quite an impression for lasting memories of this beauty.

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This was the last of the samples I purchased from Unytea towards the middle of the past year. I didn’t know what to expect from it, as I had never tried a Yu Lan Xiang, but I just had to purchase it since I had to see if it smelled and/or tasted like magnolia blossoms. And did it? Yes, it most certainly did. This was very smooth and mellow for a Dancong with a wonderful, distinct magnolia fragrance and taste to go along with rather admirable longevity.

I prepared this tea gongfu style. After a very quick rinse, I steeped 6 grams of loose tea leaves in 4 ounces of 194 F water for 8 seconds. Unytea suggested starting with a 15 second steep time, but I’m used to starting with shorter infusions, so that’s what I did. This infusion was chased by 13 additional infusions. Steep times for these infusions were as follows: 10 seconds, 12 seconds, 16 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 40 seconds, 50 seconds, 1 minute, 1 minute 15 seconds, 1 minute 30 seconds, 2 minutes, and 3 minutes.

Prior to the rinse, the dry tea leaves emitted pronounced aromas of magnolia, cream, and vanilla. After the rinse, I found an emerging aroma of custard. The first proper infusion brought out hints of apple and citrus on the nose. In the mouth, I only noted faint impressions of cream, vanilla, magnolia, and apple. Subsequent infusions brought out stronger notes of cream, vanilla, magnolia, and apple on the palate. I also started noting flavors of custard, lemon, and orange zest. New impressions of minerals, sweetgrass, pear, butter, and apricot emerged around this point as well. Later infusions were heavy on the mineral, butter, apple, and pear notes, though I could still find traces of magnolia, citrus, and sweetgrass in the background.

This wasn’t the heaviest or most complex Dancong in the world, but I could find quite a bit to like about it. For one, it did not leave one wondering what sort of floral notes it was presenting. Secondly, it never turned soapy, slick, or astringent in the mouth. As mentioned above, it also displayed admirable longevity. Personally, I would have liked to see more depth and complexity both on the nose and in the mouth, and I would have liked a mouthfeel with a touch more heft, but overall, this was very nice. I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a truly floral Dancong oolong.

Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Butter, Cream, Custard, Floral, Grass, Lemon, Mineral, Orange Zest, Pear, Vanilla

Preparation
6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
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I love reading your tasting notes but honestly,they usually make me want to go buy more tea hahaha

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Beautiful large, withered dry leaf, which expands to lively green and brown splotched leaves – all of which were intact and gorgeous after the session, shiny and slick.

Reminded me quite a lot of stone fruit, very sweet, like fresh, warm peach juice combined with the taste you get when getting the last bits off of the pit.

Juicy, slightly syrupy flavor with taste of sunshine and warm summer days eating fresh peaches straight off the tree. The taste of this Dan Cong oolong shines through wonderfully, with its distinctive flavor and bright personality.

No bitterness and very very light astringency, wonderful sweet soft aroma. Over all a very nice oolong that would be good for summer mornings or as a replacement for peach flavored tea from teabags.

Flavors: Peach, Stonefruits, Summer, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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