silkroadteas

Drunken Concubine from Silk Road Tea. . . . .

This top-shelf variant of Iron Goddess (Tie Guan Ying) oolong is named after the Beijing opera story where a concubine gets shwasted after she’s stood up by the king. Based on the name alone, I’m not sure which way this will go from the baseline floral taste of a lesser quality iron goddess – will the tea be a sharp bitter taste reminiscent of heartbreak, or a sweet balm to heal her sorrows? The dry leaves have fabulous scent, reminding me of the elusive white gummy bears flavor. After brewing “3-5 grams for under 2 minutes”, the brew is quickly Read More

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Organic Superfine Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess) Oolong Tea from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Teavivre Tea Description: 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. With a delightfully fresh floral taste. It is well-known both inland and abroad. You will certainly be surprised with the distinct orchid fragrance of this Organic Superfine Tie Guan Yin. Meanwhile the liquid of this Oolong tea is transparent and bright, which truly is a feast to the eyes. In Read More

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Organic Superfine Moderately Roasted Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Oolong Where to Buy: Teavivre  Tea Description: This Organic Superfine Moderately Roasted Tie Guan Yin has a little of coffee’s flavor, which is suitable for who loves teas with coffee taste. You will sense a familiar fragrance of coffee for first sip, and after swallowing the liquid, a sweet aftertaste will quickly upwelling to your throat. As it is 85% fermented, this Tie Guan Yin will not become bitter even for a long time infusion. Dry tea leaves are brown and curly, has a smell of charcoal fire. The liquid is in golden yellow color, which truly feasts Read More

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Tie Guan Yin Iron Goddess Oolong from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Oolong Where to Buy: Teavivre Tea Description: 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. more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Lord this tea smells so very good! That is in the dry leaf state! Don’t even get me started on the steeped leaf! I am Read More

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Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Teavivre Tea Description: 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. Taster’s Review: This is an outstanding Tie Guan Yin. This brews to a beautiful chartreuse color.  If I recall correctly, other Tie Guan Yin Read More