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.
Origin: Anxi County, Fujian Province
Cultivar: Tie Guan Yin
Roast: Medium (3.5/5)