Anxi Tie Guan Yin

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I can’t believe I’m the first to review this. It seems like most people on Steepster go to Butiki for flavored teas, but their straight teas from what I’ve tasted have been great, and this one is...” Read full tasting note
  • “Oh my, this is decadent and dripping with luxury. TGY, why do you have to be so tempting and appealing to me? Why do you have to be such a tease and so cruel by being so delicious and knowing full...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thank you Stacy for this sample! I love TGYs and of course, this one was delicious. Very green and floral with that sweet buttery note. I am getting very subtle fruity notes as well. This might be...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea is REALLY DELICIOUS! Thank you for the sample, Stacy! I get the peach, honey and orchid notes. I recognize the orchid, since I’ve had the vanilla orchid tea from DavidsTea, which btw, I...” Read full tasting note

From Butiki Teas

Our prized handpicked Anxi Tie Guan Yin originates from Anxi in the Fujian province in China and comes from the Lin family tea farm. This delicate yet complex premium oolong beautifully weaves orchid, honey, peach, and vanilla bean notes together and leaves a long lasting sweet fresh mint and fruity aftertaste. Our premium oolong has a rich, creamy, buttery texture with a silky quality. For gongfu preparations, we recommend utilizing 3 grams of tea (2 teaspoons) in 4oz of boiling water and steeping for 2 minutes. Western brewing instructions are below.

Ingredients: Chinese Oolong Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes
Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 180F degrees

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511 tasting notes

I’m just putting this note here as a place holder to remind myself that I’ve had this tea. I love Tie Guan Yins and I remember that I loved this one too, but I had it too long ago to be able to write anything specific. Sorry guys!

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Anxi Tie Guan Yin, is for those who would appriciate living long. In my quote of Spock in my native tongue I bid you “长寿和繁荣”

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Sweet and mellow. I have tried many Ti Guan Yins and this is probably my favorite.

It had a lot of caffeine, but not too much. It made me feel smart. I have tried this a few times, it is really nice. I got samples from them, so recommend everyone tries too.

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This is a sipdown for me…

I have been so stressed out this week trying to negotiate my severance package, I’ve broken out into hives (!!!) twice and I think the two must be related unless I am developing a new food allergy. I feel like I need a vacation.

This oolong is a bit like a vacation in a cup, very soothing. I love the buttery and slightly vegetal flavor that reminds me a bit of sweet peas. And the aroma is so nice and flowery! I went for 3 steeps of this before I decided to finish it off. I do feel more relaxed somehow after drinking this.

I don’t have any unflavored green oolongs at the moment and I feel I should remedy that situation. More tea shopping may be in store for me :)

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Oh man, hives are the worst. Hope you find some relief soon!


I get stress hives. On the left side of my face and neck. It’s awful. But I’m glad that the tea helped.


Cheri, what do you do with yours? Benadryl cream seems to help me, anyway

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This tea is wonderful. My first ever tie guan yin so that may bias this review a bit. ;) The dry smell is sweet and floral. Once steeped the leaves unfurl and become huge and beautiful – it was very entertaining to watch the process through a clear pot. The taste is rich, very sweet, floral and smooth. For me it brings to mind the smells of summer and lilacs in bloom. One of the best teas I’ve ever had, and definitely one I’ll re-order.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Vegetal spinach grass sweet complex

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