Aged Tie Guan Yin
We chose to set aside some of this Tie Guan Yin from 2014 to age it, which is a little tricky because you never know how well a tea will age. Luckily, this Tie Guan Yin really knocks it out of the park. The leaf carries a buttery, chocolatey scent that renders a gorgeous bright orange liquor. The liquor flavour is complex, with subtle citrusy notes and a comfortable roasted flavour. Something I look for in an amazing Tie Guan Yin is a distinct tartness focused on the lower back of the tongue, followed by a fantastic long lasting after sweet! As I progressed through the infusions this tea continued to delight me, and was even reminiscent of a Wuyi rock tea, having a slight mineral flavour mixed with an alluring fragrance.