This Tie Guan Yin (TGY) also known as Tie Kuan Yin, or other similiar sounding spellings. Its translated name is commonly referred to as Iron Goddess of Mercy. TGY comes from Anxi in the Fujian Provence. This TGY is not roasted, which would mean darker colored leaves and a more charcoal like flavor.
This brewed up a toxic looking neon yellow Color for all the brews. I went through 5 steeps of these leaves, but the 5th was unimpressive so I'll leave the details out.
1: boiling, 60 seconds.
Nose: Floral and grassy.
Palate: Slightly spicy, fresh, cleansing, and slightly creamy texture, with a very mild astringency.
Finish: Dried blueberry without the sweetness.
2: Boiling, 60 seconds.
Nose: Berries and flowers hints of jasmine.
Palate: Light astringency and creamy and buttery.
Finish: Butter and Berries.
3: Boiling, 90 seconds.
Nose: Butter and Flowers.
Palte: creamy butter and assorted dried berries.
Finish: Nonsweet strawberry flavored cream.
4: Boiling, 120 seconds.
Nose: Butter and assored berries.
Palate: Butter with pleasent astringency, but no more creamyness.
Finish: Ligght astringency with hints of jasmine.
Thoughts: Kind of amazing how the berries flowers, and jasmine kinda wove in and out of all the senses throughout the steeps. And a very pleasent creamyness, that was nice and soothing. I like this alot, and can't wait to break into Teasprings Jade TGY at a later date.