Dark Roast Tieguanyin

Description

Tea: Dark Roast Tieguanyin

Grower: Mao Sheng Chen of Mountain Tea

Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia

Harvest Date: May 2013

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Dark Roast Tieguanyin is an oolong tea from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Tieguanyin, meaning "Iron Goddess of Mercy", is a famous oolong originally from mainland China. This version is grown in the mineral-rich, volcanic soils of the island, before being tightly-rolled, highly oxidized, then fired with charcoal.

The result is a thick, warm, amber-colored brew that is very comforting. The sweet caramel and dark chocolate flavors are peppered with notes of smoky cinnamon. The pleasant aroma is sure to lift the spirits. Great for cold nights and cool mornings.

Recommended for coffee drinkers, or as an alternative to other strong flavorful drinks.

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Recommended Brewing Instructions: Use 1tsp (~3g) per 250ml cup.
Brew for 2 minutes.

- 185F for a full but smooth profile with sweet caramel and dark chocolate notes.

- 200F for a bold, robust profile with caramel, cacao, and cinnamon notes.

This tea can be rebrewed up to 2 times, with hotter water and longer infusions.

Reviews

FlavorVotesAvg Strength
Char::Roast Nuts16.0
Earthy::Earth::Peat14.0
Spice::Cinnamon15.0
Overall Score: 84.75 (1 review)
Top Leaf Aromas: Char::Smoke (1x),
Top Liquor Flavors: Char::Roast Nuts (1x), Earthy::Earth::Peat (1x), Spice::Cinnamon (1x),
This chart illustrates tasting notes most identified and their respective intensities (referring to Tea Cupping Standards by World of Tea).

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Dark Roast Tieguanyin

Grower: Mountain Tea
Retail: $10.94 for 15 grams

Mountain Tea

Region: Nantou, Taiwan