Hrm. Thin mouthfeel. Woody. Green-ish. Hard to describe because there just doesn’t seem to be much there. Slurping doesn’t do much but a nice sweet, slightly floral note did show up in the aftertaste. Overall this is disappointingly bland. Not even normal. Bland. Maybe I’m just missing something. Meh.
Fujian Ti Kuan Yin
Oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. In Mandarin, Ti Kuan Yin means “Iron Goddess of Mercy”, a name derived from local legend. This tea is arguably the finest of Chinese oolongs, with competition-grade varieties selling for thousands of dollars a pound. This loosely rolled, lightly oxidized or “green” Ti Kuan YIn yields a pale golden cup with a light body and soft orchid notes that linger and reveal a subtle complexity that will delight a fine palate. As the liquor cools, a sweet finish becomes apparent and offers faint hints of honeydew. 3g/8oz 185 degree F water for 3-5min.