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Teuvo

(48 reviews)
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Tien Kuan Yin (o) from De Theefabriek

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

62 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 12th, 2017

I just find oolongs really difficult. I have three tightly rolled oolongs, including this one, and they taste almost identical to me. I feel like I'm giving ratings almost at random sometimes.

I know I used a very large amount of leaves this time. It has a soapy flavour (not in an unpleasant way) like jade oolongs, ...

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D. Gray

(24 reviews)
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Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

95 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 30th, 2017

I was very impressed by this tea. I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the reviews. But, I was very happy with it.

Firstly, this isn't what I'd call a full-bodied tea. It's not light, either. It's more in the middle. The notes are delicious and strong, but they don't fill up my entire palette. There's a lot of...

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Monk

(19 reviews)
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Ti Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) from Music City Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 14th, 2017

I think this is a good example of Tie Guan Yin. This one is definitely of the greener, less oxidized and less roasted variety.

The dry leaf aroma is very pleasant and "green".
When brewed the aroma is very fresh veggie-like, with notes of butter, and floral as well. Not intensely floral, but it's there.
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b22johansen

(44 reviews)
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Traditional Tieguanyin from Verdant Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 7th, 2016

One of the first oolongs I've tried outside of a Chinese restaurant, so my palate is not well developed. I steeped this in my gaiwan with 5g of tea and 180-200 degree water.

The first and second steeps were reminiscent of fields and meadows. The aroma was sweet and smelled of hay and honey. The initial taste was ve...

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Iron Buddha from Simply Good Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 22nd, 2015

This is a classic example of the "modern green style" of oolong, popular in Taiwan and China these days, with no discernable roast or oxidation.

The dry leaf is an intense green color with yellowish accents, not particularly tightly rolled, and not very aromatic.

As soon as water hits the leaves though, there's a...

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Kelsey

(142 reviews)
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Iron Buddha from Simply Good Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 8th, 2015

Great oolong! Subtle all around; light floral tones, light color, and light vegetable flavor all make for a pleasing drink. Tea left a buttery soft texture on my lips. Simply Good Teas lives up to their name; nothing overly fancy, but very good!

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Nonpareil Anxi Yun Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 18th, 2014

The aroma is richly roasted, as expected, with notes of char, roasted chestnuts, walnuts, pecans...this is a nutty tea! Finish that off with a distant orchid aroma and you have a very intense aroma, I do suggest sitting down if sniffing this tea.

That is a smooth start, smooth and rich, it begins with chestnuts and ...

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Brytta Sóþword

(292 reviews)
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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin from Foojoy

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 12th, 2014

Huh, I know this is an oolong tea but to me it tastes like a lighter version of the darjeelings I've tried recently. The scent and taste is a little more floral in nature with a lightly baked undertone. It goes together very smoothly. Not a bad tea at all, but not as impressive to me as some others. I had to add more l...

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SarsyPie

(119 reviews)
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Hand Picked Spring Tieguanyin from Verdant Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 11th, 2014

Hello, Gorgeous! This is a freshly picked (May 2014) bright green-leafed aromatic wonder.

Method: 1 tbsp, 200 degrees, grandpa style

Dry Leaf Aroma: Smells *strongly* of honeysuckle and jasmine. Wow.

Brewing Aroma: In the brewing tea, the honeysuckle takes center stage. I can detect a lightly spicy no...

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Traditional Tieguanyin from Whispering Pines

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

63 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
May. 31st, 2014

This was a good tea, but I wasn't blown away. Interestingly, the dry tea smells like pumpkin guts. That's the second time I've smelled tea leaves with this aroma within a week. It's very pleasant, but I'm a little confused.

That being said, I didn't pick up on any nuances in the flavor. The flavor here seems hea...

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Tie Guan Yin High Grade from Yezi Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 9th, 2014

The dry tea smells like matcha, with vanilla. I brewed this for 4 minutes using water at 205 degrees. The aroma while steeping smelled like hay, with hints of jasmine and another floral. Maybe it is the orchid that is mentioned in the tea's description. Not sure.

This has a mellow flavor, and the same florals fr...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Anxi Tie Guan Yin from Teasenz

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
May. 8th, 2014

the aroma of this tea is heavenly, richly floral and very heady. I would go so far as to say the orchid and gardenia floral aroma is so intense that it is intoxicating, I might need to lay down. It is very sweet, like honey and flower nectar which is fitting with the intensity of the floral. This might actually have th...

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Tie Guan Yin Master Grade Oolong Tea from Yezi Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 12th, 2014

The aroma of this Tie Guan Yin is nothing short of heavenly, very floral and sweet. I mainly notice orchids and honeysuckles but for an extra treat I can pick out the aroma of scuppernongs.

I was able to get four steepings out of this tea. The taste starts out very floral, primarily orchids with a hint of lilac, it ...

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Hand Picked Autumn Tieguanyin from Verdant Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 17th, 2013

The aroma mixes honey, orchids, lilacs, nuttiness, and freshly mown hay. The brewed leaves have the aroma of fresh vegetation and heady flowers with a slight note of chestnut.

The taste is mild and gentle, it tastes like a cup of warm honey suckle nectar with an aftertaste of chestnuts.

The second steep is simil...

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E. Alex Gerster

(66 reviews)
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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin from Foojoy

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 6th, 2013

Very nice lightly roasted oolong with pleasant aroma and aftertaste. Full bodied and filled with interesting notes that remind me of tart baked apples, with hints of cinnamon and caramel. Second steeping of the leaves yields a bit more woodiness, and hints of walnut. A very interesting and nice oolong that I look forwa...

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Izzie-Bell-Bell

(4 reviews)
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Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong (Wulong) from TeaSource

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 31st, 2013

The aroma of the dry leaves is extremely fruity with a distinct smokiness and wood smell (oak or hickory). The slightly sweet medium bodied tea liquor however, has no noticeable fruity aroma or taste. But, the liquor does maintain the smokey aroma and wood smell, which is present also in the tea's after taste, and it ...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin from Foojoy

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 17th, 2013

The aroma is very mild and lovely, a mixture of green, roasted, and honeysuckles. It reminds me of the way my kitchen smells after I make my own Hojicha.

The taste is mild for a Ti Kuan Yin and more green than floral. The initial taste is a toasty green with hints of floral, as the taste fades you are left with swe...

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Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin - Iron Goddess - Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 27th, 2013

When I was a little girl I spent a large portion of summer surrounded by Honeysuckles and sampling their delightful nectar, the aroma is very comforting and nostalgic to me. When I opened the packet of this tea I was immediately inundated with the smell of honeysuckles. Combine the aroma with the vibrant green color of...

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin - Iron Goddess - Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 9th, 2013

A very green oolong with a strong and lasting orchid aroma. Among my favorite green oolongs ever sampled.

A few years ago, when I knew considerably less about tea, someone brought a little packet of tea back from China and gave it to my mother as a gift. It was unbranded, marked only with "Guan Yin Wang", and had ...

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Procrasthenese

(12 reviews)
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Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong Goddess) from Adagio Teas

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 19th, 2012

I was given a sample of this by a friend and I found that it held up quite nicely against other Ti Quan Yins I have tried. I thought the flavor and aroma were both lovely and I would certainly seek this out again.

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Old Style Tie Guan Yin Anxi Wulong 2010 from Seven Cups

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

43 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Aug. 27th, 2012

I sampled this in a blind tea tasting, alongside with the 2011 batch of this same tea. The two teas, while recognizably similar in style, were radically different in overall character.

This tea had a sour flavor and overall subdued quality. There was less bitterness and less astringency than the 2012 batch, but le...

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Chuan Tong Tie Guan Yin (Old Style Tie Guan Yin) Anxi Wulong 2011 from Seven Cups

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Aug. 27th, 2012

Sampled in a blind tea tasting hosted by Evan Draper. Thanks, Evan, for the tea and the brewing!

This was the first tea we sampled, and was among my favorites of the batch.

Aroma was woody, toasty, and floral, in all infusions. First infusion was light and predominately aromatic. Second was more bitter and con...

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Ti Quan Yin Spring Floral from Harney and Sons

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 26th, 2012

I unfortunately only had the opportunity to sample this tea once, but I was impressed. This tea lives up to its name! Aroma is strongly floral.

The mouthfeel and overall experience of drinking it is buttery, but not overwhelmingly so (this quality can get a bit overwhelming to me in some oolongs).

Complete abse...

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Tie Kuan Yin Tea from Starway

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

30 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
Mar. 6th, 2012

I was so impressed by the two green teas from this company that I eagerly bought two 6 ounce boxes of oolong. The oolongs, at around $5 a tin, were both pricier than the green teas, which were about $2 and $3 a tin, respectively.

I was sorely disappointed with this tea. This is a below-average tea, even for this p...

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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin from Foojoy

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 5th, 2011

This oolong has a noticeable roasted quality but still a lot of greener character. It comes across as both toasty and fresh, and is very complex.

The cup brews a dark color, and the leaves turn a dark olive-brown upon steeping. The aroma is both woody and herbaceous, and has tones of nut, cocoa, and spice (especia...

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