Yu Lan Xiang
Named for the venerable magnolia, these very green leaves, in the lightly-oxidised 'bouquet style', cast off their mild roasting quickly in favour of the bold florality of their namesake: the bright, nectarous liquor begins with a wave of stone fruit and cream that will endear it to lovers of Fenghuang Dancong teas, before releasing a woodiness more unusual to the sort. Along with a pleasantly pineapple astringency, Yu Lan's flavour is addictively complicated, though persistently sweet, like the perfect cocktail party guest. Enjoy sipping alone at dusk, or as a contribution to your next cultural soirée.
- ORIGIN: Guangdong, China
- MEANING: Magnolia blossom fragrance (yu lan xiang)
- CULTIVAR: Yu lan xiang
- HARVEST TIME: Spring 2020
- ROASTING: Once
- TASTE: Nectar, woody, pineapple