Oh clear and fragrant Tieguanyin. How do I love thee? Your taste is a mixture of buttery and creamy with a hint of nutty goodness. You unfurl more and more with each passing steeping revealing the red tinged tips of your carefully processed leaves. Your aroma is very slightly flowery when brewed and even more flowery before you are steeped. You are the perfect tea for making into an everyday oolong tea. You do not let me down with each passing infusion, as you still taste great every time.
I brew this tea at 180F for three minutes the first time then increase the subsequent time of each steeping by two minutes. I also tend to like my teas stronger so I use 1 heaping tablespoon per 8 ounces of water.
I honestly do think this is one of the greatest oolongs Ive tasted. When you taste the rich buttery flavor of the infusion I think you will definitely agree. This is a bit more floral than the traditional style tieguanyin.