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Ti Kuan Yin

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Oolong Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by alaudacorax
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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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  • “The instructions are for a heaped teaspoon for one and a half to two minutes and water at 80°; so I made it with a heaped teaspoon and brewed for one and three-quarter minutes with water that had...” Read full tasting note
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An oolong from mainland China, with a golden yellow liquor, fragrant and refreshing, fruity in taste. This tea is know as Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong.

Brewing advice: One heaped teaspoon per mug. Add hot but not boiling water (80°). Steep for one and a half for two minutes.

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The instructions are for a heaped teaspoon for one and a half to two minutes and water at 80°; so I made it with a heaped teaspoon and brewed for one and three-quarter minutes with water that had gone off the boil for a few minutes.

There’s a faint aroma of rust. In the mouth it’s quite mild: there are the merest hints of liquorice, greenery – reminds me of the smell you get round shrubbery and undergrowth after a sharp shower in hot, dry weather – and there’s a very tiny ‘bite’ – it’s difficult to place, not black or white pepper or ginger, not in anyway harsh or unpleasant – it’s perhaps nearer to the bite of lemon juice than any of those but it’s not quite that either. In spite of its mild flavour this tea has a quite ‘satisfying’ quality to it.

I made a second mug with the same tea: I lost track of it and left it about two and a half minutes, but it didn’t taste any different. The tea was still floating, too, so probably good for more infusions, but I didn’t want another cup.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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