A go-to Chinese Oolong from Min-Nan region, south of Min River in Fujian Province.
Aroma: very mild astringency, chestnut, winter squash and light fruit (apricot) and floral notes.
Taste: very smooth, floral, light fruit (apricot), hints of the chestnut from the aroma and light almond notes.
A pleasant Oolong, that is actually quite different from others I have had, yet has a character all its own worth exploring.
Notes: “Kuan Yin” means Goddess of Mercy. Wild grown Anxi or “monkey picked” is reference to the difficult to reach places that these traditional style Tieguanyin tea bushes flourish. The semiball rolled style leaf gradually opens revealing the full leaf and a little connecting stem show the great skill in bruising, rattling phase of production. The leaves have distinct deep crimson edges and a deep grey-green color after multiple steeps.