In the interest of trying something new, I am using a few leaves from this to doctor some jasmine green tea, just out of curiosity.
“In the interest of trying something new, I am using a few leaves from this to doctor some jasmine green tea, just out of curiosity.” Read full tasting note
“A pleasant, typical, no-nonsense Tie Guan Yin. It has the usual floral aroma, but is a bit sweeter (honeyed) than others I have tried. An enjoyable tea at a nice price. First infusion –...” Read full tasting note
Our TieGuanYin fills your palate with delicate honey and honeydew and has a heady, floral aroma. If you drink green tea or black tea you will come to appreciate this premium and sophisticated oolong. A green tea drinker can appreciate its strong floral fragrance sans grassiness and black tea drinkers will appreciate its nuttier and sweeter taste sans “astringency.” Smooth and subtle, a great introduction to Oolong for green and black tea drinkers.
Formosa TieGuanYin are extremely rare and hard to come by, especially one of this caliber. It was grown and harvested in LiShan – Taiwan’s famous tea producing mountain region – and crafted using traditional Formosa oolong methods: a light-medium oxidation to bring out floral and fruity notes, rolling, and a quick roast. The thick and intensely complex liquor will amaze you with a creaminess and fruitiness that lingers on the palate long after your cup is finish.
Other names: Iron Goddess of Mercy, TGY, TiKuanYin, 台灣高山鐵觀音
Water: 6 oz.; 200-205°F
Suggested Serving Size: 3-5 grams
Steep Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
Treat this TieGuanYin as you would a high mountain oolong. A slightly longer steep time will accentuate the floral notes and complexity.
3-5 grams steeped at 200 degrees for 2 minutes and 30 seconds for the first serving, halve the time for the second, and add 30 seconds for each subsequent infusion.
Collections: Medium Oolong, Tea
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TieguanyinBeijing Yan Li Xiang Tea Company
A pleasant, typical, no-nonsense Tie Guan Yin. It has the usual floral aroma, but is a bit sweeter (honeyed) than others I have tried. An enjoyable tea at a nice price.
First infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz water, 90 deg., 2:30 min.
Second infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 4:00 min.
Third infusion – 3 g. per 6 oz. water, 90 deg., 10+ min.