A tea like Oolong with subtle taste

4 Stars A tea like Oolong with subtle taste

from IN on wrote:

The taste is totally ok but too subtle for me. This Ti Kwan Yin definitely not quite alike the one I drank in Hong Kong or China - not strong enough. Actually I don't drink water (too boring) but drink tea (hot tea not iced tea) everyday. However if you don't like strong tea this one is good for you. Despite the subtlety, the taste is better than green tea.


5 Stars Tasty!

from AL on wrote:

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

4 Stars Good Body and Taste

from KS on wrote:

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.

My favorite

5 Stars My favorite

from TX on wrote:

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?

3 Stars where are the orchid notes?

from on wrote:

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.

Nice Oolong

4 Stars Nice Oolong

from TX on wrote:

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.

Lovely Tea

4 Stars Lovely Tea

from on wrote:

A very lovely tea. I will be ordering it again.

Draught of Nature

5 Stars Draught of Nature

from KS on wrote:

Sipping on Ti Kuan Yin is like tasting nature in your tea cup. Fantastic taste and fragrance. Also a good choice for beginners as the fragrance while steeping is indicative of the strength of flavor infused in the tea.

5 Stars

from TN on wrote:

This tea was a Christmas gift for my son. He drinks it daily and tells me it is the bomb.

cant beat the value

5 Stars cant beat the value

from TX on wrote:

leafs are big enough that i do not strain. it is a pure oolong, that is not bitter or sharp like some blacks or cheap oolong. subtle earthy tone with an almost green finish. I drink it alone and sometimes mix it with Mate or green tea. best for the money.

Favorite Tea

5 Stars Favorite Tea

from WI on wrote:

I drink a lot of tea and Ti Kuan Yin is my favorite Oolong. It is one of my favorite teas in a close tie with Lychee Black Tea. I just ordered another tin today and I'm surprised to see no one has commented on this wonderful fragrant tea. I hope my review inspires more citizens to try it. They will be so happy they did.