Composition: Chinese Oolong Tea.
Dry Visual: Very green rolled (in tight balls) tea leaves with evidence of some stems. Many thanks to Ocean of Tea for the picture.
Dry Aroma: Mildly vegetal.
Flavor: I found Ti Kuan Yin to be flavorful yet mild. It is a complex tea in that there were multiple flavors present when tasting. Initially, I detected a slightly roasted flavor, while the finish was somewhat buttery. As Ti Kuan Yin began to cool, there were subtle yet distinctly green undertones. (Not completely a surprise considering the dry aroma was mildly vegetal.)
No sweetener was required which is typical of my past oolong experience. In actuality, that is what I love about oolongs – their distinct flavor and natural sweetness.
Liquor: A yellow almost golden hue.
Brewing Time: It is recommended that you steep 2 teaspoons of Ti Kuan Yin for 3 minutes. I steeped the recommended 3 minutes for each cup of tea.
Manufacturer: Ocean of Tea
If you have had an opportunity to enjoy a cup of Ti Kuan Yin, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!