ZO99 China Competition Grade Top Tie-Guan Yin

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Butter, Floral, Milk
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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This sample packet contained another sample packet inside it, one of those colorful packets with Chinese characters on it. Inside, there was yet a third wrapping, a cellophane one.

After removing the tea, I tried to smell the dry leaf, but mostly what I get is a sort of very fresh water smell. The leaves are medium to light green to yellow and rolled into balls.

I steeped in the gaiwan at 195F after a rinse. Starting at 15 sec, and increasing by 5 secs.

The tea is pale yellow and has a mild buttery smell. The floral aspect is very light. I like this one better than yesterday’s no. ZO-85. It’s sweeter, with out the sharp note of yesterday.

It’s pretty much following an observable pattern I’ve noticed recently with other tie guan yins. The second steep gives the liquor a greenish tinge. The dairy aspects intensify. This one’s floral aspects stay about the same.

I took it through a couple of additional steeps and it stayed enjoyable.

This fits squarely within what I think of as canon for tie guan yin. No surprises, nothing out of the ordinary. Just a very tasty, smooth, diary/floral tea.

I could drink this all day.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Milk

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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