Traditional Ti Kuan Yin

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This medium bodied Chinese oolong has undertones of dried fruits and a sweet golden finish.

We call it Traditional Ti Kuan Yin because of the longer oxidation which was traditionally the way the tea was created in China. More recently Chinese Ti Kuan Yin has been fashioned after the greener, less oxidized oolongs of Taiwan and unfortunately this more traditional processing is overlooked.

We like both the greener and more golden darker oxidized oolongs, each for their own unique character. One is not better than the other, just distinctly different.

Traditional Ti Kuan Yin Tea Type: Oolong Tea

Ingredients: Chinese oolong tea

Origin of Traditional Ti Kuan Yin : Fujian, China

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This is an intriguing, almost brothy Ti Kuan Yin. Not what I was expecting, but very good!


Hi Lainie. I’m not familiar with the term “brothy”. What does that mean?

Lainie Petersen

@MKstuder It has a savory, full bodied, quality, not unlike a soup broth. Make sense?

Little Yellow Teapot

Makes perfect sense. The term “brothy” sounds like a good one to add to any tea drinker’s lexicon, especially since tea leaves used to be made into a soup and actually eaten with the broth (at least, that’s what I’ve read, wasn’t there in person - not that old). Have added this tea to my shopping list. So many teas, such a little yellow teapot. :)

Little Yellow Teapot

Don’t know why part of my text is lined out. Hmmm… character limit?

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Steep Information:
Amount: 5.6g
Water: 750ml 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: toasty, then vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: roasty, light vegetal
Flavor: smooth, sweet, a little vegetal
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasty
Liquor: translucent brown-green

Other Names: Iron Goddess of Mercy, Ti Kuan Yin, Ti Kwan Yin, Tie Guan Yin, Monkey Picked Oolong

A smooth and sweet Ti Kuan Yin, I even had a leftover cup from the refrigerator and it was good. Not all Ti Kuan Yin ice well.

This was smooth, but not as silky a mouth feel as some very nice Ti Kuan Yin I have had. It is on par with the one from Teavivre. The better Ti Kuan Yin I have had was from Chicago Tea Garden. This would do far be my second favorite.

Resteep Information: 3 min
same as first

Resteep Information: 3:30 min
lighter than first

I gave up on the leaves so I could sleep. This is one of those darling teas you really get your money worth, and it keeps on ticking, just add a bit more time and voila! If you drink a lot of tea start your day off with this and it will keep going all day for you.

My apologies for not getting pictures of resteeps and spent leaves.

Rating: 3/4 leaves


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