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

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Junior doctor and casual tea-drinker.

It’s been a busy few years for me – I’ve graduated from med school and I’m now working full time as a junior doctor in a small UK hospital. I’ve returned Steepster to continue to learn, take recommendations and share my experiences :-)

I remain particularly keen to try lots of new teas, especially Pu Erhs and Oolongs!

I’m also happy to swap, particularly within the UK! If you see anything in my cupboard that you wanna try, please don’t be afraid to ask! Most of them I have at least 25 g of, so a 5 g sample or so will be no trouble :-)


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