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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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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Taiwan Monkey Picked (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 8th, 2014

The aroma of the dry and very green leaves is one of those 'just right' combination of notes, it is floral but not too heady, has notes of fresh vegetation without smelling too green, and notes of chestnut without being too nutty. The Goldilocks of smells. It reminds me of morning dew on an orchid, along with the summe...

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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

(289 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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Brinabean

(1 review)
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Monkey Picked Oolong Tea from Teavana

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: ?????

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Jul. 25th, 2014

This has got to be one of my all time favorites, however ridiculously overpriced as you can find with any Teavanna tea. When you first get it, you might not find the smell of the leaves very enticing, but once you brew it you'll find that it is a somewhat perfume-y tea, you won't find that it tastes perfume-y, but it h...

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SarsyPie

(119 reviews)
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Taiwan Monkey Picked (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 11th, 2014

Method: 1.5 tsp, 8 oz, 208 degrees, 3 and 10 minutes, ForLife brew in mug strainer

Dry Leaf Aroma: The leaves had only a very faintly floral scent.

Brewing Aroma: Oh, THERE you are! This smells gorgeous! There's a very strong floral aroma, like jasmine, but not exactly jasmine.

Flavor: Smooth and flo...

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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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Val1

(6 reviews)
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Taiwan Monkey Picked (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 1st, 2013

Dry leaves look as if green tea, however, the brew is light brown, slightly lighter color than Auspicious Ayame (a discontinued by Teavana oolong, my benchmark for Oolongs for now), good floral taste when cooled, but not as complex as Auspicious Ayame’s.
I brewed it 8 min. as the color did not seem dark enough whi...

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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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JGS1122

(52 reviews)
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Monkey Picked Oolong Tea from Teavana

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: ?????

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 3rd, 2013

I'll start with that this tea was a gift. I usually drink an Assam or Yunnan. I don't have much experience with Oolongs. Pale amber/yellow color. The green part of the mix certainly moderates the flavor. Subtle and smooth. This should be a great choice for an Oolong fan.

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Jose Luis Denis

(116 reviews)
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Monkey Picked Oolong Tea from Teavana

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: ?????

87 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 29th, 2013

I prove 40 times, I say "6 minutes please" and taste wonderful,the bad thing, it cost a lot for 100 gr.

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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ZO80: Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong First Grade from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: China

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 14th, 2013

The aroma is full of chestnuts and orchids, once brewed it retains its original aroma but brings in more roasted quality.

The flavor is mild and more green than I usually prefer my Tie Guan Yin, but it is still delicious.

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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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Ti Kwan Yin, Jade Oolong from TeaSource

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 30th, 2013

This is a TeaSource tea I have been drinking for awhile now. I like it very much, both due to it's taste and low price. It is about $10 for 4 oz. This is an everyday tea for me when I have the time for all 6 steepings. I brew this tea using 3g of leaves in 6 oz of 190ºF water with a quick rinse and at 3 mins for s...

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Larry S.

(1 review)

Ti Kwan Yin, Cubed from TeaSource

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: China

60 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Aug. 21st, 2013

Excellent aroma but very disappointing flavor. This is the first steep, and the cube did not open all the way. Will try a second steep and see if there is a difference.

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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

(1310 reviews)
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Taiwan Monkey Picked (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Taiwan / Formosa

77 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 7th, 2013

An old review that I had planned on posting and that somehow slipped through the cracks.

The dry leaf of this tea was not very aromatic, which was a first for me among teas from this company, which normally are intensely fragrant, immediately when opening them. The tightly-rolled, dark colored leaves had only a fai...

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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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