Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Earth
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 34 oz / 1000 ml

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  • “Oh, num. It's interesting how my tea phases go. A few months ago I couldn't get enough of green Oolongs. Then I didn't want anything to do with them. Now, I'm back to craving them. This hits the...” Read full tasting note
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    Rellybob 256 tasting notes
  • “I wanted this one to be a good standby cost effective oolong. I was rather disappointed. The earthy flavor was over powering and hid any typical oolong notes.” Read full tasting note
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    sdholbrook 6 tasting notes
  • “Very light in color, earthy, and no astringency. I got this as part of the oolong sampler to give the oolongs a try-- all part of my tea education. I'm not sure I'll ever want an oolong tea for my...” Read full tasting note
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    sensualreality 5 tasting notes
  • “Light in color, with a pretty strong earthy taste and aroma. The second steep is much sweeter, and very good. Also pretty forgiving if you steep the tea a bit too long. Silk Road Teas doesn't...” Read full tasting note
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    JoshuaJones 12 tasting notes

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“Iron Goddess” is our traditional-style Chinese oolong. It is light-to-medium oxidized showing some brown coloration on the leaves. This medium-oxidized oolong was the preferred style in China’s domestic tea market before the advent of low-oxidized, greener side oolong. This higher oxidized leaf process yields a full-bodied, sweet oolong with some nuttiness. The leaf is uniformly large, then rolled with stems intact. As the leaves unfurl slowly, the first steep is known for its aroma; subsequent steeps will provide increased taste.

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11 Tasting Notes

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256 tasting notes

Oh, num. It’s interesting how my tea phases go. A few months ago I couldn’t get enough of green Oolongs. Then I didn’t want anything to do with them. Now, I’m back to craving them. This hits the spot today. Floral and creamy and sweet. Siiiiiiigh of happiness.

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I wanted this one to be a good standby cost effective oolong. I was rather disappointed. The earthy flavor was over powering and hid any typical oolong notes.

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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Very light in color, earthy, and no astringency. I got this as part of the oolong sampler to give the oolongs a try— all part of my tea education. I’m not sure I’ll ever want an oolong tea for my “breakfast tea”, but it would be lovely later in the day.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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12 tasting notes

Light in color, with a pretty strong earthy taste and aroma. The second steep is much sweeter, and very good. Also pretty forgiving if you steep the tea a bit too long.

Silk Road Teas doesn’t seem to sell this Oolong on its own, but has it as a part of their Oolong sampler, which I would strongly suggest to anyone who wants to get more into oolong teas.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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