Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Floral Tie-Guan-Yin Superior
When I first opened this sample bag, I couldn't resist the intoxicating flowery aroma and became anxious for the water to reach temperature. This brew was surprisingly light and delicate, and went well with a pinch of sugar. According to Upton Tea Imports, "This superior Tie Guan Yin selection has an appealing floral intensity with orchid-like notes in the aroma and finish. With leaves ranging from light green to dark olive and a light-ecru colored cup, this is an attractive and delightful treat." I heartily recommend this Oolong for someone desiring a more orchid-flavored tea rather than the traditional grassy taste that accompanies lesser Tie-Guan-Yins.