Tie Guan Yin (Oolong Tea) sampler by Zen Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Not available
Cocoa, Floral, Jasmine, Toasty, Fruity, Smoke
Sold in
Not available
Not available
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 oz / 100 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

2 Own it Own it

4 Tasting Notes View all

From Zen Tea

Tie Guan Yin (Oolong Tea)by Zen Tea

This meditative, lightly oxidized tea fills your palate with fruit-like flavour and honey fragrance. The taste is complex and layered: the background flavour is florid suggesting a combination of vanilla, violet and orchid flavour. Considered one of China’s best oolongs. Good for multiple infusions.

Preparation: (1 cup): 90C (194F), 1 teaspoon, 2-3 minutes

About Zen Tea View company

Company description not available.

4 Tasting Notes

600 tasting notes

A review of Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea by Zen Tea

Date: 10/16/2012
Company: Zen Tea
Tea Name: Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Oolong
Region: China
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose leaf
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: very light brown
Leaf Characteristics: leaf are dark green and when steeped they are darker still and smells very strongly of greens.


1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

Note: I wanted to try this tea again and again; as I had been drinking it throughout the day prior. I realized with more steeps the complexity in the tea evolves more with multiple infusions. I was able to taste some of the vanilla essence that is to be found in the cup but not with the first infusion. I would say with the 3rd, 4th cup of tea I could discern less of the smoky aroma and find that fruity quality that this oolong has.

I was able to experience this only as the tea cooled down in my cup. As I took sip after sip, it seemed to be lighter with a sweet orchid like taste and finally of vanilla bean like; or the essence that is to be found in vanilla extract.

The tea bag oolong that I had needs to be steep/boiled to be appreciated and yet with the loose leaves, once the boiled water is added to the tea, it is the multiple steeps and the cooling down effect that allows for the tea’s complex layering to come through.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

35 tasting notes

Warm sunshiney and floral

Flavors: Cocoa, Floral, Jasmine, Toasty

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

41 tasting notes

I had a sample of this Oolong at a tea festival! It’s simply beautiful. Very refreshing with hints of fruit, floral, and smoke. Goes down smoothly!

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Smoke

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.