Reviews

Tea Journeyman Thea Kuan Imm Thai Oolong Tea

Country of Origin: Thailand
Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: amber

I’ve had a handful of Thai teas with some mixed results. Their tea industry seems to still be in a transition period but there are some really exciting things happening. This Tie Guan Yin has a higher level of oxidation of around 70%. Although technically a darker oolong, I was reminded more of honey and brown sugar than roastiness like I might expect from a Chinese version of this tea. The taste was surprisingly sweet and fruity. There was also a floral aftertaste but it wasn’t a dominant part of the flavor profile. Overall it was a tasty cup of tea and a fairly affordable one to boot. One of my favorite things about +Tea Journeyman Shop is that the wizard behind the curtain, +Kevin Craig, started out as a blogger like myself. Because of this perspective he includes all of the nitty gritty details that the nerdy sort crave. A full set a pictures and tasting notes gives the tea buyer a really clear idea of what tea they are purchasing.

Thea Kuan Imm Thai Oolong Tea sample provided by Tea Journeyman.

{
“@context” : “http://schema.org”,
“@type” : “Review”,
“name” : “Tea Journeyman Thea Kuan Imm Thai Oolong Tea”,
“author” : {
“@type” : “Person”,
“name” : “Nicole Martin”
},
“datePublished” : “September 8th, 2014”,
“image” : “http://www.teaformeplease.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/20140613_160534_HDR_1__09641.1402690794.386.513.jpg”,
“itemReviewed” : “Tea Journeyman Thea Kuan Imm Thai Oolong Tea”,
“reviewBody” : “I’ve had a handful of Thai teas with some mixed results. Their tea industry seems to still be in a transition period but there are some really exciting things happening. This Tie Guan Yin has a higher level of oxidation of around 70%. Although technically a darker oolong, I was reminded more of honey and brown sugar than roastiness like I might expect from a Chinese version of this tea. The taste was surprisingly sweet and fruity. There was also a floral aftertaste but it wasn’t a dominant part of the flavor profile. Overall it was a tasty cup of tea and a fairly affordable one to boot. One of my favorite things about +Tea Journeyman Shop is that the wizard behind the curtain, +Kevin Craig, started out as a blogger like myself. Because of this perspective he includes all of the nitty gritty details that the nerdy sort crave. A full set a pictures and tasting notes gives the tea buyer a really clear idea of what tea they are purchasing.”,
“url” : “http://www.teaformeplease.com/2014/09/tea-journeyman-thea-kuan-imm-thai.html” : {
“@type” : “Organization”,
“name” : “Tea for Me Please”
}
}

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.