Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea

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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Tie Guan Yin
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Anxi, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 17, 2018

Commercial Description

Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea has delighted floral fragrance, mellow, sweet taste and long-lasted lingering charming aftertaste.

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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma of the dry leaves is very floral, more so than any other Tieguanyin I've had, and the wet leaves are even more aromatic. I'm brewing this in my gaiwan, and after a quick rinse the first infusion is floral and vegetal, with a coolness in the finish that I usually find in Taiwanese oolongs. The second infusion is stronger and sweeter. Nothing about this tea tastes much like any other Tieguanyin I've tasted. Later infusions are still very floral and sweet, changing only slightly in character from the first couple infusions. It doesn't have a ton of complexity in my opinion, but its flavor and aroma are very pleasant. Anyone who's more into green oolongs would love this.
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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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 the leaves and it is like a beautiful tea.

I have a hard time reviewing Tieguan Yin Oolong because it is my favorite tea and I tend to wax poetic about it when left alone, but this one seemed very different from the moment I first sniffed it. I am used to a more gentle floral aroma, more evocative of spring's first bloom than summer's heady smell. The undertones of vegetal bring the summer similarities full swing.

The taste brings the vegetal and floral aromas to a delightful dance. It almost tastes like a tea made from fresh flowers rather than tea leaves. If someone handed me this tea without telling me what it is I would either guess a very light green or flower tea, because it is certainly the most floral Oolong I have ever had.

Is this now my new favorite Tieguan Yin? I doubt it, but it certainly is one of my new favorite teas. I look forward to drinking this on nights when I need to remember my youth.
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Reviewer pic97 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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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 an intense floral aroma both of the dried leaf and brewed cup. It was among my favorite teas ever sampled, and I did not encounter anything quite like it for some time...until now.

The dry leaf of this tea looks and smells the same: a vibrant green color, tightly rolled, giving off an intense aroma of orchid, almost intoxicating.

Upon brewing though, I find this tea has a slightly different character...the dominant aroma is still mostly of orchids, but it is more vegetal...it's hard to imagine but this tastes and smells even greener than green tea. It almost smells the closest to directly brewing live plant leaves (as I've done with numerous herbs) of any pure tea I've ever sampled. However it has been processed seems to capture the fresh quality of the leaf better.

One thing I love about this tea though is that the orchid aroma is very persistent...it's persistent if you leave a cup sitting for some time, and it persists through many infusions, lasting to the end when the flavor of the leaves finally give out. Some floral aromas can be fleeting or transient but I find the orchid quality in this tea is deeper and has more staying power.

In spite of the intense fragrance of the dry leaf, I find this tea is slow to infuse. TeaVivre recommended a brief infusion time, but I found I liked going a little longer.

I was consistently able to brew at least 3 cups, brewing with a teaspoon of leaf in a mug as I usually do. I had the best results with going 3 minutes, followed by 5, followed by leaving the leaves for a long time to extract the rest of the flavor.

Looking at the spent leaves, they are large, whole, mostly intact leaves with only a little bit of damage here and there.

The price may seem on the high end, but I think this is one of those teas where you get what you pay for. This tea is top-notch and I think it is well worth the price!
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