Ti Kuan Yin

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4 ratings
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Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Style:Tie Guan Yin
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Ti Kuan Yin

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 17, 2015

Commercial Description

Ti Kuan Yin is a tea that is related to the oolong tea family as a semi-fermented tea. This tea is considered a dark oolong tea because it is baked longer and allowed to ferment longer than the typical oolong tea. Ti Kuan Yin from Taiwan tend to be more spherical than oolong tea leaves. The tea has a reddish brown color, a strong baked aroma, a rich taste, and a lightly sweet aftertaste.

Brewing Instructions: (from Ten Ren Tea)

Water at about 185°-195°F or 85°-90°C should be used for steeping.

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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
(21 reviews) on

Picked this up at an Asian market the other day and it's now my office tea. Very flavorful. No sweetness and just a mild bitterness. Quite smooth, not as "bright" as the assam I had at breakfast.

I followed the directions on the package and used boiling water and steeped 4 minutes.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
(23 reviews) on

First impression of this tea is that the aroma is pleasantly full and rich, very nice for a dark wulong. The liquid is dark golden brown, but it is not thick, opaque, or hazy, as some wulong teas from a tea bag can be. The taste of this tea is characteristic of a dark Tieguanyin, with a bit of a bitter aftertaste which is not bad. For those looking for abundant complexity or sweetness, this may not be the best choice. However, this tea is really quite nice, and impressive given the humble price and packaging. There may be better inexpensive dark wulongs from a tea bag, but this Ten Ren Tieguanyin is a nice find.

Ten Ren's Tieguanyin bags seem to have more consistent quality than Foojoy's China Classic Oolong bags. I believe this is due to their packaging, since Ten Ren puts each bag in its own plastic envelope.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
(2 reviews) on

Dark, slightly smoky aroma with a somewhat dusty and ultimately pretty mild taste. Taste isn't fabulously exciting but it's solid, especially for the value that Ten Ren's customers love! It's a pity I'm too lazy to brew loose tea, I kind of hate having all of these plastic teabag wrappers around. Anyway, it's a-ok.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Very rich and full-bodied, and more bitter than Ten Ren's Tung Ting and Ten Wu oolongs, but still not very bitter. Pleasant aroma, both earthy and fresh...cleaner tasting than other dark oolongs I've had in teabags. I tend to prefer lighter Ti Kuan Yin teas...but I enjoy this one a lot, especially given that it is in a teabag and is so inexpensive.

This is probably my favorite darker oolong that I have found available in teabags.

Very reasonably priced!
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