Organic Ti Kuan Yin Oolong from Arbor Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Arbor Teas

Tea Description:

Ti Kuan Yin is the most famous of all organic Oolong Teas.  This Fair Trade Certified organic Chinese tea is grown in the southern reaches of China’s Fujian Province.  The tightly-rolled dark green organic loose leaf tea yields a pale golden, smooth-bodied infusion with a complex aroma having accents of sweet flowers, rich greens and forest floor. 

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

It’s been a while since I’ve last tried the delicious Ti Kuan Yin that Arbor Tea offers, and I’ve missed it!  I brewed this Ti Kuan Yin in my gaiwan using short steeps.  By brewing it using this method, I managed six very flavorful infusions, each new infusion seemed to taste even lovelier than the one prior!

The body is incredibly smooth and rich, with a thick mouthfeel that is soft and luxurious.  The flavor is sweet with a floral overtone and a hint of vegetation in the distance.

There is an undertone of earthiness to this Ti Kuan Yin which evoke thoughts of the mossy earth that carpets the forests of the Pacific Northwest. The sweetness to this cup is reminiscent of honeysuckles.

I love that this tea is organic and Fair Trade Certified, which is true of all the teas sold by Arbor Teas.  Overall, I find this to be an excellent Oolong; a lovely, contemplative brew!  I highly recommend it!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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