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I need help to translate a Ten Ren Tea!

I was given a brand new box of Ten Ren tea from a dear friend a couple of weeks ago and unfortunately for me the tea’s name is in what I assume to be Mandarin. Perhaps there is a bright spark here on the forums that can help me translate?

Here is the sticker from the front of the box.
http://tinypic.com/r/352meis/6

And here is one from the back lid of the box.
http://tinypic.com/r/6z798m/6

Other than Oolong I can’t tell what it is and I would appreciate any help :) Thank you.

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I can’t help with the translation but I thought I would let you know the links aren’t working. I get the message “Sorry, that page was not found.”

Thank you for letting me know. I checked them when I posted and they worked for me….I shall try using a different site to link them. :)

Works fine now. Lovely packaging.

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Have you tried going to one of the US Ten Ren sites? They show photos of many of their teas.

Is there a canister inside? Ten Ren every year packages its Spring and Winter Teas in newly designed packages and cannisters. Is it loose tea? We might have a better chance of identifying the type of tea (or at least narrowing it down) if you posted a photo of the loose leaves, better than a photo of the box. Does it have any flowers in it, as the package suggests?

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The characters on the first picture doesn’t say anything about the tea. The second picture has “oolong” on it but no more specific information.

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DC said

乌龙茶- means oolong tea
天御金赏- is a idiom that means something like ‘heaven sent’- generic marketing term
天仁茗茶- tian ren tea

Can’t tell, unless you post a pic of an insert or something

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Thank you to everyone for your replies. It looks like this might be just a standard Oolong. I have had a gaiwan steep of this and can rule out milk, Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess) and anything aged as it’s a gentle yellow in colour once brewed with floral tastes. I have searched Ten Ren’s website but cannot find my tea on there or any other boxes similar to the one I have. :(

I can include a picture of the tea itself and the inside packaging. Outside it’s a gold patterned box with the first picture on the front and the second picture on the back lid. Inside is a gold vacuum sealed pack that says Ten Ren’s Tea. There is what appears to be a contents/ingredients table but again it’s not in English.

Contents Table
http://tinypic.com/r/24ot5j5/6

Inside vacuum sealed foil pack
http://tinypic.com/r/2lkwah4/6

The tea itself
http://tinypic.com/r/2lth8g6/6

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Your last picture confirms that it’s definitely a Taiwanese Oolong. Nice color too. If it’s got a floral taste (and judging from the motif of the box, in might be Spring Tea.

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Uniquity said

It looks similar to the Tung Ting I just tried from Teavivre..though it also looks like some Tie Guan Yin I’ve had. I’m miserable at green oolongs, but I LOVE watching Steepster decode things!

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