Nonpareil Handmade Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Floral, Orchid
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 g 5 oz / 147 ml

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  • “Thanks so much for the samples, Teavivre!  I was looking forward to this special tea.  The leaves are such a vibrant collection of greens in color.  The scent of the unsteeped leaves is like a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea is a light oolong with a sweet clean floral aroma. It has a light, smooth texture with a sweet flavor of orchids. This is a high quality TGY with a pleasing, lingering aftertaste.” Read full tasting note
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When Anxi County is mentioned, the most common association is Anxi Tie Guan Yin, “Iron Goddess” tea. It is well-known both at home and abroad as one of China’s ten greatest teas. As tieguanyin can endure through a great number of infusions, all the while letting out a lofty, floral aroma, this tea is truly unique to drink. The aroma washes away the noise and stress of the city and leaves in its place the brisk fragrance of orchids, a mellow taste from the first sip to the last, and then the tea’s characteristic sweet, throaty flavor and lingering aftertaste.

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Thanks so much for the samples, Teavivre!  I was looking forward to this special tea.  The leaves are such a vibrant collection of greens in color.  The scent of the unsteeped leaves is like a fresh Spring lawn.  I think the water cooled too long on the first cup, I knew the flavors weren’t popping enough.  The second steep was a flavor burst of mostly sugary sweetness.  Wow, it’s like I added sugar to the mug.  Otherwise there is the lightest flavor of starchy yams hiding behind the sugar.  Possibly squash and hints of pear or other fruits.  Starchiness of pears!  The second steep was the real winner.  By the third and fourth steeps, the flavor was muted, definitely not as sugary sweet.  Oddly, the flavors were a little indistinguishable after the second steep. I’m not sure what happened but it’s probably all in how I’m steeping it, if this tea isn’t as fussy as I think it is.   Maybe Western steeping isn’t ideal for this tea. So this isn’t really what I’m looking for in an oolong, without that longevity in Western steeps, but that second steep was divine.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a not-quite-full mug // 25 minutes after boiling // rinse // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 20 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep   
Steep #3 //  15 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #4 // just boiled // 2 minute steep
Harvest: 2019

I hope everyone who celebrates is having a great Thanksgiving! That ET commercial… I can’t even. They are trying to kill me with 80s nostalgia today. haha

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That ET commercial made me cry buckets.

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This tea is a light oolong with a sweet clean floral aroma. It has a light, smooth texture with a sweet flavor of orchids. This is a high quality TGY with a pleasing, lingering aftertaste.

Flavors: Floral, Orchid

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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