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Old Style Tie Guan Yin Anxi Wulong 2010

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Brand:Seven Cups
Style:Tie Guan Yin
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Anxi, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
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This tea's info last updated: Aug. 27, 2012

Commercial Description

...This technique creates a stable tea with a balanced roasted flavor immediately noticeable on the first infusion...

Brewing Instructions: (from Seven Cups)

Teaware: 12 oz. glass, porcelain or yi xing clay pot
Amount: ½ Tbs of tea leaves
Water: 212°F (boiling) filtered water
Infusion: First infusion at least 2 minutes. The leaves are good for 5 infusions.

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43 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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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 less flavor overall. All infusions, but especially the later ones, had a cooling quality that I find quite unusual for this type of tea.

The first cup had a mild aroma, moastly suggestive of roast. The second one brought out skunky tones.

Other people in the group seemed to react negatively to this tea. I wasn't a huge fan of it but I think I liked it better than the other people present. But as much as I liked it a little more than the other people did, I still thought it was a bit flat, and I disliked the sourness to it.

It also seems astronomically priced, however, for a tea that seems to be of mediocre quality (according to the consensus of our group).
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