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  • Jade Orchid, winter harvest Phoenix oolong
    USD 17.30

    Jade Orchid, bouquet Phoenix oolong

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    Xue Pian Yu Lan Xiang

    One of the most common practices in tea naming in the Fenghuang region is giving a tea the name of the flower which the farmer associates the aroma with. Some of such flowers are fictitious, yet some are real. Like this one, Yu-lan, after the flower tree Magnolia denudata, a.k.a. Yulan magnolia. Jade orchid — as the name "Yulan" is translated — is a tree native to the region where Phoenix is. The tea cultivar itself is relatively new, having been developed locally by a farmer Wei Li Man in the 1980’s. That is why the more popular name for the plant itself amongst local farmers is Li Man zhong, or Li Man’s cultivar. To me, the winter harvest resembles the flower’s aroma more closely so we select only this for Tea Hong’s Jade Orchid. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM Neutral-cool iconStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 17.30
    USD 17.30