This Honey Orchid Oolong is picked from a specific medium leaf tea tree variety closely related to Famous Wuyi Mountain Shui Xian Oolong with tall trunks that make harvesting its leaves quite difficult. The unique tea trees were cited in Song Dynasty Tribute Tea Records of the 11th and 12th Centuries. It is said that the tea trees were once guarded by soldiers and that the harvests were strictly reserved for only the various Emperors of China since the Song Dynasty. This Special Chinese Oolong Tea has a playful floral and nectar like aroma reminiscent of ripened peaches and apricots that takes on a different intensity and character with each consecutive infusion. These same aromatic qualities will linger on the palate long after your cup has been emptied. This prize grade of Honey Orchid has a subtle dryness that complements its orchid, peach and floral notes much like a dry-fruity wine.