Review: Mountain Tea Medium Roast Tie Guan Yin

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Thumbs up!"This Tie Guan Yin is oh so good, I'm finding I care for a darker roast with this tea. It has a medium body and since I don't drink coffee, I'm feeling pretty close to it with the wonderful caramel taste. "
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mountainmediumtieguanyinMountain Tea specializes in high mountain oolong. This Tie Guan Yin is a medium roast oolong. The leaves have a roasted almond scent to them along with sweet caramel. The leaves are a dark green with hints of blackish brown colors.

For this cup I decided to use the gong fu method of brewing. I started by getting water up to 190 F and washing the leaves. My first brew was quick and easy. I steeped for 30 seconds. The leaves were still tightly rolled and the taste was a very sweet, nutty flavor, very smooth. The scent of the leaves brewed is similar to roasted coffee beans. The aftertaste is very sweet.

I enjoyed this tea on several occasions. The second brew was steeped for 1 minute. This cup was the sweetest, not as toasty, it was tart, fruity, and nutty. Mountain Tea suggests there to be a long lasting finish of apricot and nectarine. I'm not quite sure I tasted either of those, but there is definitely a sweetness to this oolong.

This Tie Guan Yin is oh so good, I'm finding I care for a darker roast with this tea. It has a medium body and since I don't drink coffee, I'm feeling pretty close to it with the wonderful caramel taste.

— To purchase Mountain Tea Medium Roast Tie Guan Yin, 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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