A delicious oolong! I thought Silk Road Teas described it perfectly when they said sweet without astringency. I’m detecting nutty sweetness; I find the aroma particularly pleasing.
Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin)
“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.