Tie Guan Yin is one of favourite oolongs, and in my days I’ve had some remarkably good Tie Guan Yins that filled my senses with unbelievable flavour and aroma, and I’ve had some that were tasteless duds. LuLin’s Tie Guan Yin falls under the former. Its floral and sweet notes makes it a very impressionable tea that I believe would satisfy any oolong lover.
When I opened the sample packet, the floral aroma of the dry leaf smelled much stronger than I anticipated and made a good first impression. The dry leaf is tightly curled and has a dark green colour. With each infusion, the tea unravels to expose beautiful full leaves.
I infused the tea three times. The first infusion was my favourite because the complexity of the tea was most present: the floral and sweet notes of the tea were extremely vibrant in its liquor and aroma. By the third infusion, the tea lost a bit of its luster: while the liquor was at its sweetest point, the floral notes had almost entirely dissipated. The colour of the liquor, which was predominately pale with a hint of light green, was consistent with each infusion.
My review: 4.25/5