With notes of cooked peaches and caramel, this tasty classical oolong hearkens back to the time when Tie Guan Yin was made with higher oxidation and higher baking with a long and twisted leaf shape.
Most Tie Guan Yin oolong these days is made with a much greener style, more akin to a green tea really than what would have traditionally qualified as an oolong. Those can be nice teas as well, of course, but this darker, more traditional Tie Guan Yin has a satisfyingly complex richness to it that you can't find in the greener style. The deeper oxidation and longer, slower baking give the tea a sensation of cooked fruits, nuts, and sugars. The more intense baking also means this tea is a great candidate for aging.
Made using 100% Red Heart Tie Guan Yin cultivar, without the use of any agrochemicals. Spring 2022 Harvest. Set aside to rest for a year and just released in summer 2023.