I am not sure what "Zhi Lan" is in English. Google translate says (iris and orchid). The flower is something like this:
As many other Dan Cong, this is named after a plant, with its fragrance mimicking that plant.
I like it very much. It has non-aggressive yet long-lasting fragrance.
Third infusion, with leaves still tight:
I guess I did a dozen infusions or more. There was still subtle flavor left, but it got late and I ran out of time. For this tea, I think 8 or more infusions should be done in order not to be wasteful. I used 5 seconds for the first 7 infusions, then 10 seconds for the following a few. But I was being conservative. I somewhat felt slightly longer infusion time should be fine as well.
The end. As a high mountain varietal, it has leaves nice and tight till the end.
4 months ago