Tea: Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong 2nd Grade

A Tie Guan Yin from Upton Tea Imports

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Tie Guan Yin
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong 2nd Grade

AromaFlavorValueTotal
7 of 103 of 53 of 567 of 100
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Aroma is subtle and complex, but on the weak side: mostly of peach, with some weaker earthy tones. Flavor is tangy, with little bitterness. The aftertaste has a mild astringency. Thin-bodied.

Following Upton's recommendations I found worked alright--for a first cup. However, I tried to brew a second cup and there wasn't really any flavor left. I settled on steeping for a single, long infusion, and using more leaf than recommended. I also was able to make two infusions using a generous quantity of leaf, brewing for a minute, and then the second cup for 5+ minutes. But still, this yielded teas that were a bit thin.

I find this tea doesn't offer the best value. It's the lowest grade of Tie Guan Yin offered by Upton, but I think more expensive teas can offer better value when you consider that they can be used for multiple infusions wit better results.

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