Fujian Anxi rolled oolong
Anxi (An1 Xi1) = county (安溪) in Minnan known for its oolong cultivars and manufacturing methods; the methods originally tended to involve loosely fisted rolling and moderate oxidation and roasting but have recently been influenced by Taiwan methods
Tie Guan Yin (Tie3 Guan1 Yin1) = oolong category (铁观音 or 鐵觀音), literally Iron Statue Of Guan Yin, referring either to a group of cultivars or a method of manufacture, both originally from Anxi (BabelCarp)
Steeping: No Wash – First steep 5g in 200ml at 80° for 2 mins – 2nd and the rest were fast.
This was a free sample from King Tea. It is an Anxi and therefor unroasted. It brewed as a highly scented pale golden tea with a very delicious creamy aroma. It has very “green” qualities at first taste; fresh and grassy. There is the hint of a floral perfume that’s slightly reminiscent of jasmine.
A light, round flavour in the mouth. Buttery and golden with those freshly cut grass notes. This is a yummy afternoon tea.
Flavors: Butter, Grass, Jasmine