Hand Picked Tieguanyin Spring Oolong (2011)

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Calculated from 79 Ratings
Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Oolong Tea
Citrus Zest, Cream, Toasted Rice, Tobacco, Sugar, Flowers, Berries, Berry, White Chocolate, Floral
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Typical Preparation
Use 88 oz / 2615 ml of water
Set water temperature to 195 °F / 90 °C
Use 6 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 30 sec
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“I am back to work. I have been training and going through orientation at Revel {I am not authorized to say this} LOL. They are allowing us to have a beverage with us in a cup with a lid to take...” Read full tasting note
“Going gong fu with this one this afternoon. Approximately following Verdant’s steeping directions, my little teapot is about 6oz, and I used a tablespoon of leaves which is about 5g. First steep...” Read full tasting note
“This is an amazing Oolong. It starts out with a distinct vanilla note that melds harmoniously with the natural creamy notes of the Oolong, it almost tastes like a cream filled pastry! As I...” Read full tasting note
“Tried this again tonight, and it was just as delicious as always. ah, I loved this tea.. I tried some Jingshan green just before having the TGY, and it seems like it really primed my palette in...” Read full tasting note


Through the first few steepings this tea tastes almost candy like. There are strong notes of orchid and honeysuckle that linger in the back of the throat like licorice root. In steeping three the extremely creamy and buttery quality of this tea comes through to support the floral nature. It tastes almost like fresh Spanish saffron and clover honey. Late in steeping, the floral and creamy notes continue and the complexity builds with the introduction of sweet grass notes. The flavor yields excellent infusions for about thirty steepings in a gaiwan, or 10 in a traditional tea pot.

UPDATE: The 2011 spring harvest of this tea sold out. The spring 2012 harvest is now available:

A Steepster page for the new spring 2012 harvest is here:

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