Tieguanyin Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Floral, Cocoa, Malt
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Edit tea info Last updated by Kittenna
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 45 sec 5 g 10 oz / 303 ml

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  • “Not sure if this is the right one. Mine said Liu Family on it. It was from a Verdant Tea in the tea of the month box. Don’t ask me which year or month as it’s been awhile since I have ordered tea. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “thanks kittenna for letting me try this one. I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this one. I really didn’t get any floral notes…it was mostly just sweet…and as it got colder, it struck me as...” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “Backlogged; probably the tea I was most excited about for this particular box. Sadly, that doesn’t mean I wrote anything down for it, either. I see that other people wrote about florals in this...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “Holiday TTB Although I’ve loved most of the teas I’ve tried from Verdant, this one just wasn’t up my alley. I’m not a fan of floral tea, so finding floral notes in a straight black tea was...” Read full tasting note
    25

From Verdant Tea

Also known as Tieguanyin Xiao Zhong or Hong Guan Yin, this is a truly engaging taste experience. The sweet smooth malt and chocolate that we love in Laoshan Black is balanced with the juicy florals of Tieguanyin. We never would have guessed that Tieguanyin variatel would yield such incredible black tea, so we are thankful to the Liu family for taking a risk and trying something new and different.

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759 tasting notes

Not sure if this is the right one. Mine said Liu Family on it. It was from a Verdant Tea in the tea of the month box. Don’t ask me which year or month as it’s been awhile since I have ordered tea. Anyway this one is yummy. Not something I might order on my own. I can’t seem to pin down the taste but I blame eating practically a whole pizza earlier for that.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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10149 tasting notes

thanks kittenna for letting me try this one. I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this one. I really didn’t get any floral notes…it was mostly just sweet…and as it got colder, it struck me as being a little like a nice ceylon…but not sure where that was coming from. Given the likely priciness of this one, it’s not something that i see as being different enough to warrant keeping around, but it wasn’t bad. Maybe i just didn’t have particular expectations going in to this one either :)

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4535 tasting notes

Backlogged; probably the tea I was most excited about for this particular box. Sadly, that doesn’t mean I wrote anything down for it, either. I see that other people wrote about florals in this tea, which I wouldn’t have overly enjoyed, but it’s hard to say – sniffing the dry tea, I’m not really getting anything floral, mostly a plain black tea with a bit of minerally/rock oolong aroma.

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Holiday TTB

Although I’ve loved most of the teas I’ve tried from Verdant, this one just wasn’t up my alley. I’m not a fan of floral tea, so finding floral notes in a straight black tea was unsettling! Plus, I found it to be slightly bitter. (Which, admittedly, may be user error…there were no steeping instructions on the sample, so I just did my standard 3 minutes at 205 degrees.) I think I’ll be sticking with my beloved Laoshan black the next time I order from Verdant!

Flavors: Bitter, Floral

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1112 tasting notes

This is the second new offer from Verdant that I’ve drank and I’m not feeling it.
There isn’t any floral notes that I associate with TGY teas :/

The liquid is thick like an Assam and brew rather quick so I ended up switching to 12 second steeps because it was a bit strong. The end result was essentially a honey black tea. With 90c at 12 seconds it was smooth, but at 100c for 10+ seconds there were dry and bitter notes.
I had to test this tea pretty thoroughly because of the sales going on as well as my new thing is to send off teas that I don’t particular become fond of to others. I’ll try to find this a place were someone likes there blacks to be a bit bold (though, I love me a bold Dian Hong)

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368 tasting notes

Another new leaf from Verdant’s partner the Liu Family.

This is even more disarming than the big red robe tieguanyin was.

Starts out like a very soft black tea, and by the 10th steep or so, suddenly you’re drinking tieguanyin with its bright, floral notes.

Very exciting to see these kinds of experiments happening.

Flavors: Cocoa, Floral, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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