Monkey Picked Tieguanyin

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Fruity, Nuts, Smoke, Sweet, Earth, Ocean Air, Roasted nuts
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Erik Dabel
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 7 g 32 oz / 946 ml

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  • “Sometimes my simple brain convinces me that I am sick of Tieguanyin. Then I see it sitting there in the cupboard, and grab it and smell it and say, “Hot damn this is some good stuff in...” Read full tasting note
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From Red Blossom Tea Company

For years, we called this tea our “Monkey Picked” Iron Goddess of Mercy. It has remained the cornerstone of our Anxi oolong collection for almost two decades – a solid everyday tea that reminds us of the way Tieguanyins were in the past: rich, mid-oxidized, and slightly high fired.

Harvested in Autumn, the leaf is 30% oxidized – achieved by first bruising the leaf with a bamboo drum and then allowing it to wither and oxidize. Once the proper degree of oxidation is reached, the leaves are medium roasted.

The resulting aroma is an unforgettable comingling of roasted nuts, ripe peaches and gardenias, in a liquor that is surprisingly light and sweet.

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Sometimes my simple brain convinces me that I am sick of Tieguanyin. Then I see it sitting there in the cupboard, and grab it and smell it and say, “Hot damn this is some good stuff in here.”

Such a great, solid brew. So full of flavor, so bright and crisp, such a clean finish, with hints of tropical fruit and flowers.

I’ve had several Tieguayins in my life, this one is very close to the top, only surpassed by a gift from a student years ago bought in China when they were back visiting family.

This is possibly one of my favorite teas in general. So. Damn. Good.

-E

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 32 OZ / 946 ML
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This happens to me weekly haha! I probably have a couple kilos of different TGYs laying around the house somewhere.

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