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 (23 reviews)

type: oolong

origin: china

region: fujian uji

ingredients: oolong tea

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Ti Kuan Yin (also spelled Tieguanyin) is a legendary oolong tea from the Fujian province in China. It is one of China's most beloved oolongs and is extremely time-consuming to produce (well over a dozen distinct steps in the processing are observed). Our fine version of Ti Kuan Yin produces a cup that is warm, soft and soothingly mineral in texture. Notes of toasted walnut and tender collard greens. Intriguing lingering floral aroma, lightly orchid and gentle astringency. A meditative cup. Steep at 195°F for 2-3 minutes

Recent reviews

    • MJ

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      Quite good! Very mild, but rather tasty. More delicate than some other Adagio teas.

    • 

      It didn’t taste like much and felt dry to the mouth. Perhaps with a heavy meal I would like it more.

    • KK

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      Smooth and creamy on the tongue, with no bitterness whatsoever. One of my favorites.

      And I usually don't like green teas, but I do Love Oolongs.

    • 

      This was more grassy than most oolongs I would drink. It was still good. Not something I would drink often, but I can definitely see why someone would

    • CK

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      This tea is both smooth and buttery as well as sweet and floral. While it's not my favorite oolong, it's quite enjoyable. It's a departure from the oolongs I typically love but it's still a good cup of tea.

    • 

      It was pretty amazing how much these leaves expanded! I brewed mine at a lower temperature than recommend (190F), but the tea still tasted really good. The tea also had a strong floral scent ( but no floral flavor).

    • 

      DaBaby packs a stronger punch than this tea (Yeah, yeah). Very weak!

    • 

      This is simultaneously floral and vegetal, but neither of those profiles is overwhelming and the taste overall was mild. I do not usually go for the green, brothy teas, but this one was not strong enough to turn me off of it. A little of this tea goes a long way since the leaves unfurl to be rather large. One serving does at least three good steeps.

    • 

      Slightly toasty and vegetal with a scent of freshly mowed grass. Very good tea for multiple infusions.

    • 

      How do you rate a tea that stands up to multiple infusions and tastes different with every steep? This green oolong steeps to a light greenish-yellow and has a lovely, smooth flavor that is gentle and delicate. Depending on the steep, it's flavor profile is vegetal, floral, nutty, or buttery. The first steep needs an extra minute to allow the tea leaves to unfurl. Watching this process adds to the tea experience. The tea is good unsweetened or with a drop of honey.

      Steeped 5x at 190°F for 2 minutes. (Add 1 minute to first steep.)

    • 

      hen hot this tea had a strong vegetal flavor. Once I let it cool down it picked up more of a light floral tone, which I preferred. The subsequent 2 steeps were more mild from the start and transitioned the light floral quicker.

      Pleasant and mild.

      Steeped 3x, (1) 190F 3min, (2-3) 2.5min

    • EC

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      This is clearly a high quality tea, and I do enjoy the green-esque oolongs from Agadio - they are always great! This one is good too but has a very slight plasticky/chemically aftertaste to me, as well as what I can only describe as a slight BO smell to it -- on the first steep. Those issues disappeared on the second and third steeps though. This is a little light for my taste, not as robust or full bodied as some of the greens and other oolongs. It's good, though I probably wouldn't buy a whole bag of it. There are other oolongs I like better.

    • 

      Really delicious oolong. Lightly floral with a soft, full mouthfeel and a light mineral taste. Not grassy at all. Slight astringency at the finish making it a clean and refreshing cup. Holds up exceptionally to multiple infusions.

    • 

      I was disappointed by this one, I love tky and this one just wasn't as floral or delicious as I hoped it would be.

    • JM

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      Buttery,nutty,vegetal and naturally sweet. Great Oolong tea.

    • 

      Smells like steamed spinach, greens. A lightly roasted, savory vegetal Oolong.

    • 

      So refreshing and pleasant. I feel like I’m outdoor at a mountain with floral surroundings when I drink this tea

    • 

      Great tea. Very simple very classic but I still really enjoy it

    • 

      Delicious tea. It's refreshing, with a mineral taste like a mountain spring.

    • 

      Ti Kuan Yin is a go to for me. I order it at every tea house and I always buy it when its available.

    • 

      This tea is light and delicately flavored- simply delicious

    • 

      This tea has it all. Its perfectly balanced. Its vegetal, floral and earthy. Its very well done

    • 

      LOVE THIS TEA! definitely one of my favotires.....so smooth