A sipdown I thought I’d never reach! The Qilan oolong has been one of my favourites for ages and I’ve been drinking my way through the big 100g (!) bag I bought back in 2015. Whenever I wanted a really comforting, easy to drink tea, I reached for this bag and it always delivered intense notes of cinnamon and raisins. It’s such a fascinating drink for a straight-up, unflavoured tea.
The thing that always gets me, though, is the vaguely cannabinoid smell of the wet leaves. I just can’t figure this tea out. The dry leaves have such a strong smell of raisins and the liquor tastes so powerfully of cinnamon and raisins, yet the wet leaves has such an odd, pungent, skunky smell.
Ah well; the conclusion is still the same: this is a really, really delicious tea that I’m sad to be out of. Another one to add to the list to rebuy, I reckon, once my cupboard generates some space…!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Raisins