Review: Teavivre Tie Guan Yin Iron Goddess Oolong Tea

I love a nice oolong. The name itself is just soothing to say. Chinese tea company Teavivre sent me a few tea samples to try a few months back, one of them being the Tie Guan Yin Iron Goddess Oolong, and when I made myself a cup the other day for work, I was blissfully comforted.

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The tea is flavorful, but somewhat mild in comparison to other oolong teas I’ve had. This is the first time I’ve had a TGY, but I liked it and would like to try more of this kind of oolong. It started in 19th century China, and is named after the Chinese Goddes Mercy Guanyin. The aroma of this pure tea is fragrantly floral and slightly fruity, with a vegetal sweetness to it.

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The tightly rolled leaves and the color of the tea almost look like green tea, unlike other darker oolongs that I am used to. The taste is buttery and nutty, with a floral aftertaste. I love floral teas, and also more vegetal leaves, so I enjoyed this one a lot.

Let me know in the comments: what is your favorite oolong? And if you’ve had the TGY, how do you feel about it?

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