Today I am reviewing a traditional Tie Guan Yin tea from Master Zhang and sold through Verdant Tea.
I received this tea as a free sample.
Brand: Verdant Tea / Master Zhang
Tea: Traditional Tie Guan Yin
Harvest: August, 2020
Location: Daping Village, Anxi, Fujian, China
Elevation: 1,000 Meters
Tea Varietal: Tie Guan Yin
The packet which I received contained 5 grams of tea, so I used the entire 5 grams.
Brewed using bottled water in a small glass pitcher.
Steeped for 30 seconds.
There is a bit more of a roast on it then on many of the modern jade-style Tie Guan Yin oolong teas.
A swirl of creamy vegetation, with hints of nut, baked bread, spices, and minerals.
Creamier then I thought it would be.
Flavor notes: Vegetation, hazelnut, baked bread, sandalwood, cream, cinnamon, and minerals.
Steeped for 45 seconds.
The green vegetation notes is definitely upfront, but it seems pretty well balanced.
Steeped for 1 minute.
The mineral note is much more prominent and seems to be much more of the flavor profile in the third steep.
A very decent Tie Guan Yin oolong tea, but definitely not top-tier.