Ti Kuan Yin Full-Leaf
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Strengthen the Spirit Tea- Famous oolong from the Fujian province in China is known for its fresh, orchid flavor & clean finish. Large, iron-colored leaves can be infused many times over.
Oolong Tea has less than a quarter the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping Oolong tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes (if using tea bags) or 5-7 minutes (if using full-leaf.)
Finest Chinese Oolong tea leaves
Country of Origin
Anxi, Southern Fujian Province
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
The Republic of Tea's Ti Kuan Yin has quickly risen to the top of my favorite tea list. I had a rather large bag from another vendor, and not wanting to be wasteful, I finished that bag off before trying the TRoT version. My first sip made me wish I wasn't so frugal because I realized this is what I should have been drinking all along. It's nicely floral, but not overwhelmingly so. I steep gongfu style, so I can't comment on the recommended steeping times except to say that even 5 minutes seems a bit excessive for an oolong. That aside, this is the perfect tea. I can (and do!) drink it all day long. The reported health benefits are a plus, but I'd drink this Ti Kuan Yin all day long even if it was horribly unhealthy! Still, I'd love to see this in an organic form for peace of mind.
Good Body and Taste
I'm easing off my dependence on milk in tea, and this helps the transition. The taste is full and not at all bitter. It's sweet enough to drink completely on its own. I suggest the longer brewing times; 7 minutes works for me.
I drink it at work, after "things" calm down, but it's best in the evening on the back patio.
where are the orchid notes?
Tie Guan Yin is my favorite tea (well, now I had to add RoT's own Milk Oolong!) I have had a dozen varieties from China and from Taiwan, in several grades. All have that distinctive floral note, an exotic flower perfume that is persistent, but always subtle. So I was disappointed that this one just lacked that floral note -- it is a good, plain oolong, with a fruity low note and a little bit of brightness. Nothing wrong, but, at least in my limited experience, atypical for Tie Guan Yin.
A really nice tea. It tastes kind of weak, but its pretty smooth and definitely has the slight floral taste. Not a very strong Oolong.