Review: Teavivre Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess”

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Thumbs up!"This is a very reasonably priced Tie Guan Yin that has a fair bit of complexity. It would be the perfect oolong to keep as a staple for every day use. Definitely one that I will be keeping on hand."
Shaiha’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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Today is a typical fall day here in the Pacific Northwest; cold, cloudy and lots of rain. It's the perfect day to catch up on my blogs while sipping on an oolong.

My sample today consists of beautiful little tea fist that range in color from a light spring green to a dark evergreen. The aroma itself reminds me of fall with the buttery scents of squash and baked apples.

I set up my tea-maker following the suggestions on the website using boiling water and an initial steep time of one minute. The resulting liquor is clear with a greenish gold tint to it. The aroma now has a teasing floral aroma that comes and goes. The dominant aroma is that of honey, of squash baking with brown sugar and just a hint of stewed apples.

The cup of tea has heavier feel that coats the entire mouth with a honey-like sweetness that lingers nicely. As with the aroma, I am able to taste baking squash and apples ready for a pie. Very nice.

I am able get a nice second steep using the boiling water and a two minute steep time that is slightly faded. The taste of the honey isn't quite a presence. There is also a nuttiness that I didn't pick up before.

This is a very reasonably priced Tie Guan Yin that has a fair bit of complexity. It would be the perfect oolong to keep as a staple for every day use. Definitely one that I will be keeping on hand.

— 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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