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Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea(Iron Goddess of Mercy)-#3

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Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea(Iron Goddess of Mercy)-#3


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This is a very cost-effective Tie Guan Yin oolong.
Lite orchid aroma, smooth and mild.

Packing in aluminium coated kraft paper bags.

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The dry leaf is curly, compact and heavy. Hand picked whole leaves without cut. Dark green in color with gold vein.
Brewed tea leaf length about 6-8cm. Soft, clean in yellowish green color. Covered with red spots over the surface.
Tea liquor in bright yellow color and indistinct light green.

Steep this tea with Bule and White porcelain teapot::

Review by kOmpir from Steepster

In a third monthly shipment of tea samples sent to me by ESGREEN I got this TGY. There are other goodies like Hou Kui and Dan Cong, so I’m hoping to review those soon as well.
I’m not keen on drinking Tie Guan Yin, and I guess I can blame really low quality leaf that was first introduced to my palate. It was about two years ago that I ordered some cheap TGY on eBay and I barely drank a third of quarter kilo bag. It was too flowery and astringent to me although I tried to make it in different ways I always got similar results. So I gave the rest to my friend saying that if he don’t likes it he may throw it away, compost it, or whatever he wants.

Anyways, I’ve tried two nice TGY’s recently, and this is the latest addition. I must say that I was surprised when I read on ESGREEN’s site that TGY should be brewed by using 1 gram of dry leaf per 50 ml. So far I got used to overcrowded teapot, using a whole 7-8 gram foil bag, but it seems that I might pull off three sessions with single bag now.


Gaiwan (85 ml)
Leaf – 2 grams
Water – 100 Celsius
Time – 55 sec, 45 sec, 70 sec, 100 sec

Leaf & Infusion:

Dry leaf– Leaf is somewhat small for an average TGY and tightly curled with some thin brown stalks. It’s pale emerald tone reveal that this might be one of those low roasted TGY’s that have a prominent orchid aroma and short shelf life. Deeper sniff reveals some buttery notes.

Wet leaf– Thin with dull green tone, slightly oxidized on the edges. Most of the leaf is whole but there are some ripped and broken ones due to its delicacy.

Infusion(1st)– Clear liquor with light emerald tone and touch of yellow hue. Orchid note is subtle but consistent with some buttery notes in background. Taste is light and crisp, astringency-free and long lasting flowery aftertaste.

Infusion(2nd)– In second steep, light and aromatic refreshing profile is being boosted by some grassy notes and there is a light tingling in throat with short linger.

Infusion(3rd)– As orchid aroma fades buttery notes take the lead, giving a more of saturated aspect to this infusion.

Infusion(4th)– In this infusion almost all of flowery fragrance is lost and buttery note seems to lost its intensity as well. In return, this made a way for a sweet finish to develop and linger for some time.

Infusion(5th)– Identical to previous with slow decline in overall taste.

Conclusion– Although I didn’t pushed this TGY to its limits I really enjoyed sipping this, and it seems that I’ll be finishing the rest very soon. I was really surprised with its quick taste shift in first three steeps and I think that it’s a good candidate for TGY introduction and those kind of people that don’t like to wait for too many steeps to notice the difference in taste.


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Chinese Name 铁观音(tiě guān yīn)
Other Names Ti Kwan Yin, Anxi Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy
Grade Standard
Shape Hemisphere/Granular
Growing Area An Xi, Fujian Province of China
Harvest Period Around Gu Yu, April 20th.
Processing Technique Semi-fermenting Tea, Kill Green(Deactivation)→Rolling and Kneading→Desiccation(Baking)
Appearance Tightly curled dark jade green leaves.
Aroma Lite orchid aroma.
Liquor Yellowish green, bright and clear.
Tasting Notes Once steeping, the amazing orchid-like fragrance will fill the air, very obvious. It has a sweet honey note with a hint of floral taste. Refreshing, mild but lasting floral aftertaste.
Teaware Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Gong Fu Tea-set, Piao Yi Tea Maker, Zi Sha(Purple Clay Pot)
Water Temperature 90℃(194℉)~95℃(203℉)
Steeping Instructions Warm the teapot(Gaiwan)→Add tea leaves→Moisturize and wash the leaves with hot water then pour out the liquid immediately→Add hot water and steep for 10-20 secs for the first infusions.Gradually extend the steeping time for the next infusions.
Storage Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.
Country of Manufacture China
Price $2.65
Packing & Weight 50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.


  1. Perfect Review by Paolo

    The tea tastes a light orchid aroma, nice flavour, balanced, sweet, perfect (Posted on 7/27/2018)

  2. Review by Cary Thompson

    This tea gives off a gorgeous floral aroma when it (Posted on 1/20/2016)

  3. Review by Quentina

    I didn (Posted on 1/28/2014)

  4. Review by Eddie Thompson

    This tie guan yin oolong has pretty bright green leaves, so clear in colour. The aroma so sweet and rich. (Posted on 1/5/2013)

  5. Review by Eddie Thompson

    This tie guan yin oolong has pretty bright green leaves, so clear in colour. The aroma so sweet and rich. (Posted on 1/1/1970)

  6. Review by Quentina

    I didn’t expect too much of tea due to it's price. This is perhaps the cheapest tie guan yin I every bought. But it is surprisingly nice! I re-steeped this tea 5 times. I quite enjoy the texture of this tea evolved from light and smooth, to thick and cre (Posted on 1/1/1970)

  7. Review by Cary Thompson

    This tea gives off a gorgeous floral aroma when it’s steeping. It makes me think of orchids. It tasted smooth and sweet. Very easy to drink with. (Posted on 1/1/1970)

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