2 Tasting Notes

drank Ti Kuan Yin by Ten Ren
2 tasting notes

Just drank this last night. My dad got a box of vaccuum-packed bags that held a pot’s worth of tea each as a gift from a business trip to China. Apparently, I’ve only ever had Taiwanese varieties of Ti Kuan Yin before, because I thought it was going to be brown instead of green.

This has something to do with the flavor, because it’s a lot less “woody” than I was expecting. It’s quite a bit more floral and generally more mellow than the Taiwanese kind. Overall a very pleasant drink, but not particularly different from any other Chinese oolong.

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Haven’t had this in awhile, so this is off of memory.

Very strong for a green tea, slightly earthy. Doesn’t seem to be very sensitive to water temperature; I’ve had it with water off the boil and didn’t notice the sourness you would find when you overheat most greens. It’s a great everyday tea: cheap, ubiquitous, and forgiving.

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