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Tie Guan Yin - Medium Roast - Anxi Oolong Tea - Spring, 2017
Tie Guan Yin - Medium Roast - Anxi Oolong Tea

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Weight: 50g (1.76 oz)
Our Price: $16.50


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This spectacular Tie Guan Yin was grown and processed in Anxi County, Fujian, and it was finished/roasted by our friend in Taiwan who specializes in roasting oolong teas. It is a great example of how masterful roasting can be used to highlight and enhance the uniquely sweet, fruity, mildly floral character of superbly grown and processed Anxi Tie Guan Yin. The ball-rolled leaves are a brown-tinged deep forest green with a lightly woody-sweet fragrance, and, when infused, it produces a honey colored liquor with aromas of dried fruit and toasted grain. Because of the long, careful, low temperature roasting process, the light-to-medium-bodied infusion presents a flavor of lightly roasted/caramelized sweet barley with a pronounced fruitiness reminiscent of dried stonefruit (peaches, plums, etc) and a remarkably sweet, fruity and lingering aftertaste.
Harvest: Spring, 2017
Origin: Anxi County, Fujian, China
Cultivar: Tie Guan Yin
Roast: Medium (Roasted in Taiwan)
Weight: 50g (1.76 oz)

Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

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An well balanced tea March 17, 2015
Reviewer: Charles from Edmond, OK United States  
I enjoyed all three of the new roasted oolongs. This one, while still very good, was my least favorite.  

Preparation:  7 grams with 200ml water at 190 in a clay teapot.  Rinse, rest, steep times of 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15 to start of 20s pour.

The aroma was toasted bread with light floral notes. It has a bright, clean typical TGY taste balanced against depth from the roast.  The sweet aftertaste is somewhere between floral and fruit. Overall this is a really well balanced tea.

Confession:  In general, I am not a fan of TGY.  The two TGY that I really love are both aged and one (Linkou Lao Cha) has other cultivars.  This TGY comes in a close third, and maybe in 20 years would turn into something great.  The rating I gave this tea in part reflects my personal taste.  It is a well crafted tea and could easily be someone else's favorite of the three.

I would pick this tea to compare with the green floral style TGY that has become popular.

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