A perfectly balanced intrigue; bold and roasty, juicy and sweet, delightfully complex, poised, calming. The list goes on. Seriously, spend some money and try this guy’s tea. (He also has a private tea room in SoHo I’ve yet to visit.)
2009 Anxi High Fired TiKwanYin
A oolong crafted from both fall and spring harvests and carefully fired for two days.
Dry Leaf Aroma: Soft and warming with delicate spices
Wet Leaf Aroma: Nutty with dried fruit, lightly sour citrus peel
Body: A still youthful display of floral sweetness is wrapped in an abundance of autumn fruit and roasted grains. The warm, spicy aroma lingers for several infusions and perfumes the palate. Sweet and toasty, the texture is toothsome while still retaining the lightness of greener oolong. The flavor is a comforting balance of of honey and ginger notes.
Finish: Sweet and dry with light citrus
Qi: Gentle and soothing