Ti Kuan Yin Anxi Fuzhou
This is Autumn Harvest 2010 Tie Kuan Yin from Anxi county in Fujian province. Upon opening the package, the intense floral aroma of this tea is almost overwhelming. The dry leaves are dark green and are fairly tightly rolled into the characteristic ball shape of Anxi Oolong.
When steeped, the leaves are an amazing deep green color, and the fragrance is reminiscent of fresh Lilac & Orchid. The liquor has a moderately thick and satisfying feeling in the mouth, and the flavor has remarkably strong floral notes especially in the first infusions.
The thing that always amazes me about high grade Tie Guan Yin is the lingering bittersweet aftertaste that it leaves in the mouth, and this particular batch carries a lovely & lingering aftertaste.