The Qi Lan cultivar was first introduced in the 1990's from nearby Nanping. The name Qi Lan was adopted in 1996. The leaves are characterized by a long oval shape with deep green color. The surface is smooth and the blade margin has small waves. The cultivar grows well in Wuyishan and has quickly become a favorite of many.
Our 2018 Qi Lan has a medium roast that brings out the Qi Lan fragrance.As of November 2018 the roast is still fresh, though ready to drink. It will settle into its prime over the next six to ten months.