Ti Kuan Yin

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Nutty, Orchids
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 4 g 6 oz / 186 ml

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76 Tasting Notes View all

  • “My 1st Ti Kuan Yin! I've seen lots of amazing tasting notes about Samovar's version(Monkey Picked Iron Goddess of Mercy), but I wasn't sure how big the sample size is and I have a butt load of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a lovely Oolong, sweet, pleasing orchid notes which are quite delicate at first, but reveal themselves more with the infusions that follow. I'm currently on my fourth infusion, and sadly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Well, I was going to plow through the black tea sampler first, but I decided that I wanted to try something else instead. (I did actually drink a cup of yunnan jig this morning, but I just...drank...” Read full tasting note
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    sophistre 158 tasting notes
  • “I have had this before and loved it. This love has continued to this batch as well. I would love to note more about this but I don't have time. Gotta love Tech week, moving, and school all at once...” Read full tasting note
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    knifeblood102 98 tasting notes

From Adagio Teas

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 thousand of dollars a pound.

$24/4 oz

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

76 Tasting Notes

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10 tasting notes

This may not be the most over the top floral and complex cuppa TKY I’ve ever had, but listen guys. Value wise, this thing is great for the money, and a cup that I can drink daily and say, oh yes, this IS Oolong.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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90
20 tasting notes

Heavy crumpled balls of dry leaves, gorgeously unfurl imparting color and flavor to the tea.

If I could sum it up in one word it would be “Earthy”. The color is a deep green/amber, echoing the earthy flavor. There’s a slight floral aftertaste that is refreshing. Stays enjoyable even as the tea cools.

All in all a very solid, enjoyable Oolong.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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45 tasting notes
A golden colored Oolong, mild and pleasant. A bit astringent, so I added a bit of local honey. A few steeping’s later it’s sure to make you smile. Oolong – what an amazing tea.
Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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90
57 tasting notes

I’ve had this tea about 3 or 4 times now and can honestly say this is an excellent tea. It is certainly one of the best Ti Kuan Yin (aka Iron Goddess of Mercy) teas I’ve had. And hands down the best tea I’ve gotten from Adagio.

It is very smooth and I can’t detect any bitterness. It has a nice blend of sweetness and vegetal flavors. I’m having a hard time put my finger on the sweetness—maybe a slight lychee taste, but the flavor is faint so I’m not too sure. Not that ID’ing the flavor matters. What matters is that the balance is spot on.
Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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39 tasting notes

Good stuff, especially for the price. This is my favorite style of oolong. I tried steeping in a traditional Yixing clay teapot, with the extra steepings, but I honestly thought it tastes best brewing it Western style in my Teavana steeper for 6 minutes (yes, I am a barbarian). Good aroma and the leaves smell delicious after steeping.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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98
16 tasting notes

Rich, yet delicate. Thick wood/grass flavor ending with a light aftertaste which reminds me of the smell of trees after it rains.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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93
20 tasting notes

This tea is really great!
It has a strong but smooth taste with an earthy aroma.
Does not need anything added to it at all. Taste great as is.
Lives up to the great reviews others have given it.
Thanks to Jenny for sending this to me:-)

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73
38 tasting notes

Not too heavy or too light. A slightly (but not too) grassy cup. Buttery and full-bodied. I love this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90
83 tasting notes

Boo! This is the last spoon full from the tin :(

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100
31 tasting notes

Resteep and just as good as the 1st pot.

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