I have been waiting to review this tea, because frankly, it baffles me. I have never tasted another tea with quite this flavor. Not having experienced Ti Kuan Yin ever, I cannot compare this but to different types of oolongs. Having said that, it is quite a tea. The aroma is very vegetal bordering on almost fresh paint notes. (which I like btw)
The smooth yet hardy roasted flavor is more intense than most oolongs I have tasted. I want to say the flavor is almost metallic but not in a bad way. It makes me feel I am drinking something extremely healthy. This is a very complex very good tea. This will definitely become a staple for me.
Iron Goddess of Mercy - Ti Kuan Yin - Green
Grown on China’s high hilltops among natural streams and cool, crisp air. The tender leaves are gently basket tossed immediately after harvesting to rupture the cells for semi-oxidization. Take pleasure in its aromatics and delicious taste many times as with each steeping it becomes milder and smoother.
Caffeine Content: Medium
Temp: 195* F Steep: 3-5 min