Tie Guan Yin Iron Goddess Mercy

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Oolong Tea
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Burnt Sugar, Floral, Herbaceous, Orchid, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Toasted, Toasty, Green, Smooth
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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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From the Fujian province of China and named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy (the “Iron Goddess”). This meditative, lightly oxidized tea fills your palate with fruit-like flavour and honey fragrance. The taste is complex and layered: the background flavour is florid suggesting a combination of vanilla, violet and orchid flavour. Considered one of China’s best oolongs. Good for multiple infusions.
Origin : Fujian, China
Preparation : 1 teaspoon per one cup size. 90C (194F). 3 min

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2958 tasting notes

Iron goddess tends to be an oolong I dislike most of the time, but I needed another sipdown today so I brewed this when I got up early this morning. 1 tsp leaf in 500 mL hot water (not boiling) for 4-5 minutes wasn’t strong enough, I suggest a little more leaf.

-very heavily roasted, notes of toasted barley and burnt sugar
-milky scent, but more like old musty milk
-potent orchid/floral flavour
-vegetal undertones (reminds me a bit of the smell of viney plants like ivy when you prune them)
-Gets more floral over time (leave the teabag in and drink over 10 minutes or so)
-With sufficient leaf, would probably make excellent gong fu tea and would likely change in flavour significantly over multiple steeps. I can’t remember if I’ve tried gongfu with this tea, but with other iron goddess teas it has been a pleasant journey.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Floral, Herbaceous, Orchid, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Toasted, Toasty

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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961 tasting notes

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This is a very fresh-tasting green oolong. Nothing terribly special or memorable, but I definitely enjoyed it!

Flavors: Green, Smooth

190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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1247 tasting notes

How has this one not been reviewed yet?? I’m on my second steeping right now and that wonderful grassy, vegetal, flavor is still going strong. It’s slightly more bitter then the first steeping but still have that wonderful fresh taste.

2 min, 45 sec

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