Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Yezi Tea Tie Guan Yin High Grade

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 45 seconds
Water Temperature: 200 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: greenish gold

It's been a while since I reviewed something from +Yezi Tea and this Tie Guan Yin was calling my name. I previously reviewed and very much enjoyed the Master Grade Tie Guan Yin from this company. This version was different but still made for an excellent cup of tea. The taste was more on the greener side of things. Vegetal notes dominated the flavor profile of my first brew. Lots of floral aroma and a hint of nuttiness kicked in on the second round. I wouldn't quite call it orchid as wasn't as heavy or lingering but in any case, it was a very nice quality. Rolled teas like this usually take a bit to open up so it's common to rinse them. I just can't bring myself to not drink it though. Why waste perfectly good tea? I tend to prefer my TGY a bit more roasty but I still found this one very refreshing. After six consecutive steepings I was sufficiently tea logged but another gaiwan or two could probably have been eked out if I had been inclined to do so.

Tie Guan Yin High Grade sample provided by Yezi Tea.