Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong Goddess)

46
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4 ratings
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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Tie Guan Yin
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong Goddess)

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 11, 2015

Commercial Description

...Our fine version of Ti Kuan Yin produces a cup that is warm, soft and soothingly mineral in texture. Notes of toasted walnut and tender collard greens. Intriguing lingering floral aroma, lightly orchid and gentle astringency...

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Reviewer pic68 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(45 reviews) on

I wrote a review of this before, but I accidentally deleted it while trying to edit it. Now that I've had a few better examples of Tieguanyin, I don't think this is as good as I initially thought. It's fairly mediocre, actually, with little to distinguish it from other oolongs on the lighter but not quite green end. Brewing it in my gaiwan felt mostly pointless, as it lacks the complexity of a nicer oolong. However, it's still good, and there isn't anything actually wrong with it. It's nice for when I want to sit down with a mug of oolong and not feel like I'm wasting high quality tea by not using my gaiwan. I'd rather find another, cheaper oolong to do that with, though.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(12 reviews) on

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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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(1405 reviews) on

This is a very balanced Tie Guan Yin. It is darker than a lot of the modern green Chinese Oolongs, but lighter than some of the traditional dark roast ones. The cup comes out a dark amber or light brown.

The aroma is slightly floral, with a hint of woody tones. Very full-bodied; slightly honey-like upon drinking. Relatively smooth. Clean, herbaceous finish, leaving a fresh feeling on the palate.

Unfortunately, I only had a small sample so I did not get to experiment much with brewing, but I was happy with how this one turned out. This struck me as a very good tea and I think it would be a good choice if you want a middle-of-the-road Tie Guan Yin in terms of oxidation and roast. Somewhat pricey, but this tea doesn't have any major weak points that came out.

One quibble, Adagio recommends 180 degree water for this one. I think it comes out better with boiling water!
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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This rating is when it is made as an iced tea, as I personally do not like this tea warm, but I think it makes an incredibly delicious, and refreshing iced tea in the summer.
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