This oolong is gorgeous. The dried tea leaves look like little bundles. It smells very similar to a good genmaicha (Japanese popcorn tea): slightly sweet, woody, delicious. Once brewed, its flavor is hard to describe, just like the last oolong I tried (Townshend’s Tea Company’s Wuyi Mountain Oolong). The color is lighter, but the flavor (after the first brew) is pretty similar. I’m looking forward to the next steep.
No. 36 Ti Kwan Yin Oolong
Also known as the “Iron Goddess of Compassion”, Ti Kwan Yin is one of China’s most popular oolongs. These tightly-rolled little nuggets are produced in a 36-step process that lets them gradually unfold to release their subtle flavors over as many as 10 steepings.