Name: Fujian Ti Kuan Yin
Bought At: Adagio.com
Price: $29 for maestro sampler set (4 teas)
First Impressions: Looks similar to Fujian Ali Shan, but has a slightly sweeter smell
Another Oolong this week – Fujian Ti Kuan Yin. Similar in shape to Fujian Ali Shan, expected it to be pretty similar, but wasn’t sure. After tasting I discovered it has a very delicate flavor and doesn’t have the sweet notes the leaves smell hinted at. Also missing (happily) is the foul aftertaste that I found accompanied Fujian Ali Shan. Nicely mellow with a slightly roasted finish, this was a pleasant tea to drink, but doesn’t immediately jump to the top of my list.
3.5 / 5
*Disclosure (AND Thanks!): This was part of a free sampler I got from Adagio to preview.