What Should It Taste Like – Tie Guan Yin

by Jason on June 4, 2013

in Chinese, Member Content, wulong/oolong

Part of a series: What Should It Taste Like?

There are so many versions of tie guan yin wulong that it is difficult to describe what they all taste like.

More modern-style tie guan yins are generally greener in color and more floral in character, while the more traditional roasted can have toasted nut and caramel notes.

Perhaps because of the abundance of variations in processing, books on tea are reluctant to give a tighter description of the flavor profile.

Instead of trying to capture what a tie guan yin taste experience “should” be like, it would be more helpful to show what the average experience is like. Set your standards high, and look for something greater.

TieGuanYin Flavor Wheel

TieGuanYin Flavor Wheel2

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