Can’t resist trying out all of DT’s new unflavoured teas, even though I usually prefer these from other vendors. This wasn’t bad – very classic TGY, as one would expect. Not particularly creamy, just bright and vegetal.
“Can’t resist trying out all of DT’s new unflavoured teas, even though I usually prefer these from other vendors. This wasn’t bad – very classic TGY, as one would expect. Not particularly creamy,...” Read full tasting note
“Another new tea! There were a few returning straight teas that launched today as part of our Garden To Cup collection, like Anji Green, but this one is new. I actually had it gongfu this morning...” Read full tasting note
Whether you’re an oolong aficionado or just beginning your oolong journey, Organic Jade Tieguanyin is the tea for you! Refreshingly smooth and easy to love, this divine classic has notes of sweet grass, crisp snow peas and fresh florals. Re-steep throughout the day, and watch as the leaves unfurl and flavour develops with each and every steep.
WHAT MAKES IT GREAT:
This tightly rolled organic oolong comes from the Xiping Tea Garden in the Anxi county of Fujian province, considered the birthplace of Tieguanyin!
Tie guan yin is commonly translated to “Iron goddess of Mercy” and is one of the most famous types of oolong.
Re-steep it multiple times “Gong fu style” and discover how the flavours develop.
HOW IT TASTES:
Bright grassy notes and fresh florals with a crisp snow pea finish.
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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Another new tea!
There were a few returning straight teas that launched today as part of our Garden To Cup collection, like Anji Green, but this one is new. I actually had it gongfu this morning too, in honor of the launch day. I actually like this one a lot both Western and gongfu. It brews up similarly enough, I think the Western cup is a bit more sugar snap pea in taste.
Regardless, this just feels like the embodiment of Spring to me. It’s smooth and medium bodied with lots of fresh, crisp notes of garden peas and sweet summer grass with a calming floral undertone of lilacs to support. Very clean finish. It takes me back to gardening with my grandmother, which is a really cherished memory of mine. I think this would be such a lovely introductory oolong for someone less familiar with this tea type, and a very accesible daily drinker for someone who who knows it more like the back of their hand! And truthfully, this is maybe my favourite greener oolong (so not Ruby Oolong or Oolong Supreme) that DT has released?? Certainly I like it more than Golden Lily, which is our last straight oolong. I’m not even normally really into TGY – y’all know I’m a yancha drinker when it comes to oolongs. This one just works for me though.
Of the many new teas that launched today, Jelly Donut is admittedly my not-so-guilty favourite but this is definitely a very close second. It’s funny, because the two couldn’t be farther apart from each other if they tried, haha.
Tea Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CplFI6COb86/
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoxcCz1A-QE
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.