Review: Teavivre Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess”

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Its OK"It won't blow your mind, but its definitely a bit better than you'd expect at this price. "
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Teavivre has three different Tie Guan Yin offerings. The three Oolongs are comprised of this one, an Organic version, and an Organic version flavored with honey. Of Teavivre's offerings this is the more affordable "entry level" offering. The description as offered is pretty spot on, the leaves are tightly balled and a vibrant green, hand rolled as evident by the way they unfurl into nearly perfect darker versions of their living forms, and do produce a nice yellow-green beverage.

Taste and aroma are where I and the Teavivre sites listing part ways. I don't actually have anything bad to say about the flavor of this tea, rather our experiences just differed in a few key, if minor, ways. While the flavor that came across to me could be described as "Flowery" it could just as easily be described as slightly milk, in a good way. Good oolongs have a slight hint of dairy, and when it happens in a Tie Guan Yin you get a sort of wok fired magic that brings you back again and again. It won't blow your mind, but its definitely a bit better than you'd expect at this price.

— To purchase Teavivre Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess”, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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One Response to “Review: Teavivre Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess””

  1. neil anthony swanson Says:

    Just a

    Tie Guan Yin originates in China but I’ve yet to come across a Tie Guan Yin produced in China that lives up to it’s origins and the 49-day process which is traditionally used to give it the famous heavily roasted flavour. Have you tried the traditional Tie Guan Yin from the Muzha area of Taiwan? If not, I’d say you are in for a treat when you do! No tea leaf could remain that green after going through the traditional Tie Guan Yin processing method. Probably even more expensive, but worth every penny.


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