Tie Guan Yin (Light Oxidation)

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Oolong Tea
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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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  • “Received the light oxidation as a sample from my last order. I'm finally in a mood to give this one a go, I've been too into the Mild Oxidation (a more oxidized version) and haven't been able to...” Read full tasting note
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Also known as “green” Tie Guan Yin, this tea is light and floral. It is a perfect introduction to the world of loose leaf oolongs, or a great staple for any tea connoisseur.

This tea starts of light and sweet. With medium body, the vegetal notes present in the aroma come through and coat one’s mouth pleasantly during the middle infusions. In the finish, the flavor eases up back into the familiar lightness from the first infusions.

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Received the light oxidation as a sample from my last order. I’m finally in a mood to give this one a go, I’ve been too into the Mild Oxidation (a more oxidized version) and haven’t been able to stop myself for reaching for it when I’m in the mood for Tie Guan Yin.

For me I have to be in the right mood for a lighter oolong, and right now this one is really hitting the spot! Super silky mouth feel in the first two infusions, getting a little bit of the vegetal flavors and slightly drying effect on the tongue in the mid infusions so far. I’d say the official description for this one is pretty spot on, which means I’ve somehow managed to brew this “correctly” the first time around. Actually I’ve found that in general Tie Guan Yins seem to be pretty forgiving. Sometimes I’ll have an especially great session which stands out, but when I’m not brewing up to snuff I still get some totally acceptable cups. Other teas are not so forgiving.

I think my disdain for floral aspects in teas have diminished quite a bit since I started brewing gong fu style vs western style, because the floral aspects of this tea aren’t bugging me at all, and they are definitely present just in a much more subtle way.

I’ll certainly find myself picking up the mild oxidation counterpart more often, but that’s a matter of personal preference. Overall a very enjoyable tea!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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