Yet another of the new tieguanyin offerings from Verdant via the Liu Family.
This one really works for me. In general, I’m not a huge fan of tieguanyin teas. Too floral for me. And too many times a venue (like a Chinese restaurant) has offered me “oolong” tea, and I’m expecting wuyi, and I end up with a mug of flowers.
But this? The age brings out that mineral oolong thing, and mutes the floral while retaining a lot of sweetness. I could see this becoming a leaf I keep in the pantry pretty regularly as a slightly softer alternative to Da Hong Pao.
Flavors: Orchid, Peas, Vanilla, Wet Rocks