Our Tie Guan Yin producer started experimenting with making black tea made from Tie Guan Yin cultivar years ago and now he’s just making a darn good black tea. The dry leaves start off great with an intoxicating honey sweetness with hints of caramel. The deep orange-pink liquor reminded me of a fresh autumn tea and had a sturdy aspect to it. The sweetness is subdued and civilized. Dried fruit (longan), honey, subtle nutty roastiness all play together in the liquor making each sip invigorating and refreshing. Every sip brings a thick, meaty, yet refreshing mouthfeel. See if you notice the apple cider elements that presented themselves to us around the third infusion in the aroma, the flavor and even on the gaiwan lid! Advanced tasters will also pick up the unmistakable character of the tie guan yin cultivar, which is omnipresent throughout the session, but shines in later infusions. An all-time favorite among black tea, make this tea your daily wake-up call!
Guan Yin Hong
$10.00 – $36.00
Dry Leaf: honey-sweet, hints of caramel
Liquor Colour: orange-pink (sunset)
Aroma: a fresh autumn day, apple cider
Flavour: longan and honey sweet, subtle nutty roasty
Mouth Feel: thick & lingering
Gaiwan Lid: apple cider!