My impressions are mostly in line with the other reviewers. It is a light, understated Tie Guan Yin. The dry leaf smells of green wood and grass. It is not luscious like many other Tie Guan Yins, but clean and simple, like IKEA furniture. The wet leaves (I brewed it Western) add to it a bit of butter and asparagus/broccoli – not much. The taste is mild and understated: grass, orchid, some leafy vegetables. The best part of the flavors is the aftertaste that is also understated but long and pleasantly bitter and spicy. It resteeps well.

It is a perfect tea to sip slowly while doing some work on the computer or reading a book: it does not distract but adds some background depth and color to whatever you are doing. It is a humble tea that will not try to make a big splash and become the center of attention but instead is deeply content to be friendly, useful and quietly helpful.

I need more people like that tea. Or, rather, to become one of those people – but it is hard.

Lol, Ikea furniture is a good metaphor for this tea

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Lol, Ikea furniture is a good metaphor for this tea

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I like to drink teas to recreate a specific mood, or just to take a break at work. The world of tea is so endless, patiently waiting for exploration and rewarding you in many ways big and small.

I am looking forward to years of playing with tea leaves, gaiwans, cups, and YouTube videos.

My ratings:

90 or more – a very good/excellent tea, I can see myself ordering it again.

80-89 – it is a good tea, I enjoyed it but not enough to reorder.

70-79 – an OK, drinkable tea but there are certainly much better options even in the same class/type.

60-69 – this tea has such major flaws that you have to force yourself to finish what you ordered.

<60 – truly horrible teas that must be avoided at all costs.



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