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Tie Guan Yin

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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “This is the first oolong I've tried. I hadn't heard anything about the Send Me Tea company before, and I didn't really know anything about Tie Guan Yin (apart from the fact that it seems to be a...” Read full tasting note
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Tie Guan Yin has a unique refreshing flavour, silky texture and leaves a pleasant lingering after taste. It has been reported by tea analysts as the tea with the most aroma. It is one of the most popular teas in China, increasingly popular world wide. Rolled green leaves produce a pleasant scent of freshness reflecting the fresh air of high mountains.

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This is the first oolong I’ve tried. I hadn’t heard anything about the Send Me Tea company before, and I didn’t really know anything about Tie Guan Yin (apart from the fact that it seems to be a popular type of oolong), so I just took a punt.

I enjoyed the whole experience from beginning to end. I broke out an old porcelain teapot we haven’t used in ages, and was glad that I did – I couldn’t believe the enormous size of the tea leaves after a few steepings!

I really wasn’t confident of the correct tea-to-water ratio. The packet said one teaspoon of tea per cup, plus “one for the pot”, but I’d read elsewhere that one teaspoon per cup is sufficient. I went for one teaspoon per cup (250ml), and the result was a pale golden liquor with not much flavour in the front end, but a subtle yet delightfully sweet floral note in the finish. I found myself wondering if I’d brewed it just a little too weak, but my wife enjoyed it just the way it was. I’d be interested to know the tea-to-water ratio that others use for various oolongs.

After my third steeping for the evening, I simply couldn’t imbibe any more tea. The front end seemed to pick up on the second steeping, and then back off again on the third, with a gradual decline in the floral finish over the three steepings. To be honest, I think the first steeping was my favourite.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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