Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Teavivre
Tie Guan Yin tea is a type of Oolong tea, and is – deservedly – one of the most revered and sought after type tea in China. Sometimes also written as Ti Kuan Yin or Iron Goddess Oolong Tea. Apart from its amazing taste, this tea also has great health benefits, being high in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.
Learn more about this tea here.
This is an outstanding Tie Guan Yin.
This brews to a beautiful chartreuse color. If I recall correctly, other Tie Guan Yin teas that I’ve experienced were more yellow than green, but this one has a distinct greenish hue to it. It’s really quite lovely. The aroma is floral and sweet, eluding to what the taste has in store.
And yes, it is indeed floral and sweet. It has a delectable buttery overtone to it with hints of vegetation, giving it a taste that is somewhat like lightly buttered, steamed vegetables. The floral notes taste sweet and exotic.
And the more you steep these leaves, the better the tea becomes. While the combination of the first and second infusions were light and refreshing, the flavor intensified significantly with the cup that held my third and fourth infusion. More buttery tones, very rich and even had a slickness to the mouthfeel. Quite delightful. The fifth and sixth infusion proved to be equally as delicious.
I have been extraordinarily impressed with Teavivre’s taste and quality. They are dedicated to providing the very best teas, and this Tie Guan Yin is a perfect example of that excellence. This company is a MUST TRY for all tea lovers!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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