Sale!

2017 BOKURYO Medium Roasted Xiao Qing High Flavor TieGuanYin Oolong Cha AnXi FuJiang

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$ 2.99$ 45.99

Earn up to 230 Points.

Clear
SKU: N/A Category:

Description

Free Shipping 2017 BOKURYO Medium Roasted Xiao Qing High Flavor TieGuanYin Oolong Cha  AnXi FuJiang Province

2017 BOKURYO Medium Roasted Xiao Qing  High  Flavor TieGuanYin Oolong Cha  AnXi FuJiang Province

2017 BOKURYO Medium Roasted Xiao Qing  High  Flavor TieGuanYin Oolong Cha  AnXi FuJiang Province

Free Shipping 2017 BOKURYO Medium Roasted Xiao Qing High Flavor TieGuanYin Oolong Cha  AnXi FuJiang Province

2017 BOKURYO Medium Roasted Xiao Qing  High  Flavor TieGuanYin Oolong Cha  AnXi FuJiang Province

Additional information

Weight N/A

1 review for 2017 BOKURYO Medium Roasted Xiao Qing High Flavor TieGuanYin Oolong Cha AnXi FuJiang

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charles Carlberg

    This is a review of Bokuryo (King Tea’s brand) Medium Roasted Xiao Qing High Flavor Tie Guan Yin Oolong. It is another fantastic high quality tea sourced by King Tea!

    A little background: it is my understanding that Xiao Qing is a style of processing that allows very little oxidation and thus produces an oolong that is very close to a green tea yet without the grassiness or astringency that is often associated with green tea. In turn, the Xiao Qing processing results in a very forgiving tea to brew which has a very distinct flowery aroma and taste (thus the designation “High Flavor” Tie Guan Yin).

    Now to my Review:
    Steeping: I used a Gaiwan and since the Xaio Qing is close to a green tea, I used 190° water. After a quick rinse, I steeped the tea for 15 seconds adding 5 seconds for each additional steeping (increasing the time incrementally for later steeps as the tea became weaker).

    Flavor: the Medium Roasted Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin has a very predominant taste of fresh Honey Suckle. There is no astringency or bitterness which makes this a very easy and forgiving tea with which to learn Gung Fu brewing. Plus it is simply delicious.
    Mouth feel: the Medium Roasted Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin has a medium mouth feel. In fact, I found it had a much lighter feel in the mouth than the Medium Roasted Classical Flavor Tie Guan Yin (which is quite thick- in a very good way). This brings me to one of the main questions I had before reviewing this tea: how does the High Flavored Medium Roasted Xiao Qing Tie Guan Yin compare to the Classic Flavored Medium Roasted Tie Guan Yin which also for sale by King Tea (you can read my full review of the Classical Flavored under that tea).

    The answer is balance versus emphasis. Let me explain: the Classical Flavor has a very nice balance of Honey Suckle and green (with the green playing nicely in the background adding depth and complexity to the tea). In contrast, the High Flavor hits just one predominant note of Honey Suckle with little or no greenness at play at all. Thus in the Classic version you get the wonderful Honey Suckle along with a supporting cast of nuance and depth. In the High Flavored version the focus is simply on the Honey Suckle. One is a Concerto; the other is a violin solo. Both are extremely nice and high quality teas and each does what it does very well. It just depends on what you are looking for.

    While we are at it I think a little clarification might help you in your purchasing decision: the designation “High Flavor” can be misleading in English translation. One should not think that the “Classic flavored” Tie Guan Yin is somehow a milder or weaker tea than the “High Flavored” version. That is simply not the case. Both teas are very full flavored offering. I do not find one to have a stronger flavor than the other. Instead, in the High Flavored version the main note (Honey Suckle) has been accentuated by the processing and thus elevated to be the predominant note. Thus Honey Suckle has a “higher flavor” profile than it does in the more balanced Classic flavored version.
    So which would I buy if I had to choose just one? That depends on what I was looking for. If I wanted a tea that was simply a strong floral Honey Suckle representation to add to my collection and that is all it had to do and be, the high flavored version would be my choice. If I wanted a nice floral Honey Suckle tea with a bit more complexity that invited me to ponder its nuances and changes, then the classic flavored version would be my choice. To put this another way: when I was just starting to explore tea I would have been all about the High Flavor. Today with a bit more experience, I would tend toward the classic flavor. Regardless, the two versions are very similar and are really variations on a common theme. Thus, if you like one you will almost be certain to like the other. Plus coming from King Tea, you know that they are high quality teas at a great price.

    Thanks John for finding us another great tea!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *