Thank you Courtney for this sample.
This was just enough for one big cup of Oolong made with my Gongfu. The balls were much better quality than I was expecting, very green and fragrant with no sticks. Same quality I would expect from Teavivre.
During the long steep I can see the balls have opened out to reveal large leaves, some of which have white/yellow patches in the middle. Not sure if it’s spotting or something else, haven’t seen anything like it before.
Once steeped the tea is yellow in colour with a floral and vegetal (spinach) aroma. Very fresh yet darkly green.
Flavour is toasty, floral, fresh, spinachy, wooden and sweet. The perfect drink to accompany a hot evening.A very nice example of Tie Kwan Yin and something that would be wonderful for every day drinking.