I got my sample in from the Jade Teapot and Thanks Steven for sending this to me! I am not sure about much of anything about this tea only that it come from The Jade Teapot and that he sent it to me out of the kindness of his heart. The reason I don’t know much about it is because it is a sample from China and the sample pouch it came in is written in Mandarin. While I do not read Mandarin I do know that it is Tie Guan Yin (Which I know to mean Iron Goddess of Mercy) and it’s an Oolong Tea!
It’s on the green forum of oolongs and the smell is like (and I can’t believe I am about to say this) but smells like hairspray! And not like the great smelling Salon Selectives (of the 80’s and 90’s) but sadly more like AquaNet :P ewww but surprisingly the taste is not bad!!
I love greener oolongs this one is very vegetal in flavor and leaves my palate with the slightest whisper of jasmine flavor. (Patting myself on the back for ordering that Jasmine oolong from Adagio sample) otherwise I would not have been able to place the jasmine flavor in this cup.
Thanks The Jade Teapot! Aquanet smell aside this is not a terrible cuppa! :)
BTW the packaging says “The Famous Tea of China”