18 Tasting Notes
After testing multiple brewing methods with this tea I have found my favorite:
I average 5-6 steepings in my 8oz yixing teapot using 1 heaping tsp of leaves (aprox. 4g)
The sweet honeysuckle and orchid aroma builds upon each steeping and diminishes around the 5th.
The color of the brew starts off a very pale yellow and turns into a deeper yellow/green at the final infusion.
The taste starts off very floral and strong and smooths out and sweetens with each additional brew.
I generally add 15 seconds to each steeping which is more than enough to get a new and unique aroma and flavor each steeping.
I highly recommend this tea!
This is my favorite oolong and I am currently testing different brewing methods and thoroughly enjoyed today’s brew.
In a 10oz Teapot:
60 second rinse and discard
2:00 minute steep – lite yellow brew with a very floral aroma. Strong flavor with a slight floral taste and no bitterness.
2:30 minute steep – A darker yellow brew with a floral aroma but not as strong as the previous steeping. A much more robust flavor profile in this brew with a nice rounded flavor with a slight sweetness lingering on the tongue.
3:00 minute steep – same color as the previous brew with little floral aroma. This steeping was extremely smooth and buttery. A nice rounded flavor and a lingering sweetness that left me wanting more.
another 3:00 minute steep – almost identical to the previous brew.
I’m looking forward to trying this in my new yixing and am thinking of buying a gaiwan soon as I have heard it is the best method for brewing a TGY.
Being fairly new to loose leaf tea, I am still figuring out which teas I prefer.
I took advantage of Yezi Tea’s sample promotion and received this tea along with their Puchong oolong and their Dragonwell green teas.
I was blown away with the fullness and varying flavor profiles this TGY offers. So much so that I returned to Yezi Tea to make it a staple in my cupboard. Yezi Tea offers a great selection of fine quality teas, has phenomenal prices, offers three free samples with every order, and has very cheap and quick shipping.
I highly recommend Yezi Tea’s to any tea aficionados and newbies alike.
I will provide a more thorough review after I receive my order and have the opportunity to play around with my steeping methods.