Tie Guan Yin High Grade Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Floral, Smooth, Camphor, Caramel, Honey, Orchid, Vegetal
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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 g 7 oz / 202 ml

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  • “This is my favorite oolong and I am currently testing different brewing methods and thoroughly enjoyed today's brew. In a 10oz Teapot: 60 second rinse and discard 2:00 minute steep - lite...” Read full tasting note
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    TheWeston 18 tasting notes
  • “Another excellent oolong from Yezi! I actually had this tea on two separate occasions. The first is what I took tasting notes on and is what I will report here. The second time, I followed the...” Read full tasting note
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    Charissa 70 tasting notes
  • “So far, this is my favorite Tieguanyin. I got about seven infusions out of it, from yesterday to today. Very relaxing to drink. I will definitely write more about it the next time I drink it....” Read full tasting note
    TeaPet 612 tasting notes
  • “Another fantastic oolong! This one didn't have any butter smells or flavors at all. It was very strictly floral. Which I'm totally down with. Though I feel like it has less depth, and is slightly...” Read full tasting note
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    Ostdalost 437 tasting notes

From Yezi Tea

This fabled Tieguanyin oolong tea hails from the mountainous Anxi County in the southern Fujian province of China. Also called The Iron Bodhisattva, it has been delighting tea drinkers with its heavy yet surprisingly sweet flavor since the early days of the Qing Dynasty.

The Iron Bodhisattva has a heavy body with notes of camphor balanced by a strong orchid scent. The tea is famed for its dark notes of caramel and refreshing aftertaste of honey. With its robust amber body and surprising palette of flavors, The Iron Bodhisattva loose-leaf tea is the perfect beverage to rejuvenate both your body and spirit in the sometimes sapping hours of the afternoon.

Use: 5-6 grams or 1-2 tsp. of tea
Water amount: 1 gram of tea / 30ml of water or 1 tsp. of tea / 3 oz. of water
Time of day: Daytime after meals
Temperature: 90-95 °C or 194-203 °F
Brew: 6-7 times
First brew: 45 seconds
Subsequent brews: Add 10 seconds

Tea brewing is an art – and you are the artist! Just as a jazz musician adds individual touches to make a composition unique, you can add your own individual flourishes to make your tea stand out. The guidelines provided above are derived from two time-tested principles: 1) The more oxidized a tea, the higher the temperature you will need, and 2) Smaller tea pots allow for more control over the brewing process and are especially recommended for lighter teas. That said, we encourage you to experiment with the amount of tea you use, water temperature, tea utensils, and infusion times to conjure up your own “Aha!” moment.

Tie Guan Yin High Grade Oolong Tea is also known as…
Tea of the Iron Bodhisattva or Iron Guanyin Tea
Iron Buddha Tea
Tieguanyin or Tikuanyin Wulong Tea
Ti Kuan Yin Tea
Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guanyin
Cantonese version of the name is Tit Goon Yum
铁观音茶

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9 Tasting Notes

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18 tasting notes

This is my favorite oolong and I am currently testing different brewing methods and thoroughly enjoyed today’s brew.

In a 10oz Teapot:

60 second rinse and discard

2:00 minute steep – lite yellow brew with a very floral aroma. Strong flavor with a slight floral taste and no bitterness.

2:30 minute steep – A darker yellow brew with a floral aroma but not as strong as the previous steeping. A much more robust flavor profile in this brew with a nice rounded flavor with a slight sweetness lingering on the tongue.

3:00 minute steep – same color as the previous brew with little floral aroma. This steeping was extremely smooth and buttery. A nice rounded flavor and a lingering sweetness that left me wanting more.

another 3:00 minute steep – almost identical to the previous brew.

I’m looking forward to trying this in my new yixing and am thinking of buying a gaiwan soon as I have heard it is the best method for brewing a TGY.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Another excellent oolong from Yezi! I actually had this tea on two separate occasions. The first is what I took tasting notes on and is what I will report here. The second time, I followed the “proper” way, by doing a rinse, then a brief 1-2 minute steep, followed by another, etc. However, while this was nice, it really didn’t make a ton of difference to me. I did pick up more on the floral flavors with that first rinse, and that actually tasted better to me than the subsequent steeps. Anyway, doing shorter more frequent steeps like that still doesn’t provide a strong enough brew for my own personal preference, but I’m glad I gave it a try.

Okay, so back to that very first brewing, which was for 4 minutes. The liquor was a light pale yellow, and the aroma was soft, sweet, leafy, and slightly floral—kind of like a garden. The taste was light, clean, crisp, and just a little dry on the tongue and throat after it was swallowed. It was very tasty indeed! Yezi is right: it is perfect tea for the afternoon to help get over that post-lunch slump! It gently awakens the senses and brightens the day. Lovely!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
keychange

There needs to be a universally mandated post-lunch nap for the post-lunch slump!

Charissa

Yes, I totally agree. :-)

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612 tasting notes

So far, this is my favorite Tieguanyin. I got about seven infusions out of it, from yesterday to today. Very relaxing to drink. I will definitely write more about it the next time I drink it. :)

Seventh steep brewing photos:
http://tea-pet.tumblr.com/post/73378289610/beauti-full-leaves-xiv

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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437 tasting notes

Another fantastic oolong! This one didn’t have any butter smells or flavors at all. It was very strictly floral. Which I’m totally down with.
Though I feel like it has less depth, and is slightly less strong than the other Tie Guan Yin I had the other day from Yezi. Which is kinda sad, but I really like this one too. xD So we are all good, haha!

Flavors: Floral, Smooth

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This Tie Guan Yin is the best one I’ve had yet. I will not go into much detail as I think Yezi Tea’s description of it is perfect. To summarize, it is very sweet and vegetal with light floral notes of orchid and a bit of a resinous camphor note. It has undertones of caramel and honey. Very sweet and rich oolong, love it!

Flavors: Camphor, Caramel, Honey, Orchid, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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My behind is currently parked in a chair in my back yard, drinking cups of this grandpa style with 205 degree water. I think this is one of my new faves, for sure. I’m on the 2nd steeping and there’s zero bitterness. Just a lovely floral sweet tone that has a very comforting effect.

This is definitely on my list of Comfort Teas!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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