Song Lin's Honey Orchid (Mi Lan Xiang) leads with distinct notes of lychee, stone fruit, and magnolia. Harvested in May 2023, this batch offers a sweeter, fruitier cup than previous years due to good weather.
- Origin: Chaozhou, Guangdong Province, China
- Elevation: 500 m
- Cultivar: Mi Lan Xiang
- Artisan: Song Lin
- Harvest date: May 2023
- Serving size: 3 g per cup
- Recommended vessel: gaiwan, Yixing teapot, or miniature teapot
Ingredient(s): oolong tea
Caffeine level: moderate
What is a reserve tea? Reserve teas are teas that are offered in limited quantities due to the availability of the tea itself.
This is honestly the one tea I always come back to! Steep after steep, it develops and gets better.
I'm not an oolong fan, but I had this blend at the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden and I was HOOKED. When I finished my first batch back in 2021 and tried to buy again I was so sad they didn't have it. Years later, it is finally back and you DON'T want to miss out on this experience. Actually give strong notes of honey, and I add a little extra to really bring out the flavor. Still my favorite to this day and now my family and partner love it too!