Master Zhang Traditional Tie Guan Yuan Oolong Tea Review

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.

Tea Specifications

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

Traditional Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea from Master Zhang
Traditional Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea from Master Zhang

Review

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.

First Steep

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.

Second Steep

Steeped for 45 seconds.

The green vegetation notes is definitely upfront, but it seems pretty well balanced.

Third Steep

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.

Conclusion

A very decent Tie Guan Yin oolong tea, but definitely not top-tier.

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