Tien Kuan Yin (o)

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Brand:De Theefabriek
Style:Tie Guan Yin
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Tien Kuan Yin (o)

This tea's info last updated: Sep. 12, 2017

Commercial Description

(RateTea Translation) Beautiful, lightly-oxidized rolled leaves of green tea from the Fujian region. Tien Kuan Yin is the name of the Goddess of Compassion and is among the most popular teas in China. The cup has a fresh, floral aroma and is full of flavor.

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Reviewer pic62 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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I just find oolongs really difficult. I have three tightly rolled oolongs, including this one, and they taste almost identical to me. I feel like I'm giving ratings almost at random sometimes.

I know I used a very large amount of leaves this time. It has a soapy flavour (not in an unpleasant way) like jade oolongs, not really any sweetness, sometimes a slightly bitter aftertaste. Sometimes, especially with the first steeping, it tastes a little nutty, but I might also be imagining that after my experience with Unami's Ti Kuan Yin Impérial.

This tea tastes all right to me, but not really different from De Theefabriek's Four Seasons oolong or Het Gouden Randje's Formosa Jade Oolong.

EDIT: I used fewer leaves this time. It's smoother and softer than I remember, has a thick mouthfeel, and is "full of flavour".
Now I also preceive a floral aroma, though it still also tastes a bit nutty to me.
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