Riene wrote:Ti kuan yin--vile, absolutely undrinkable. It has such a strong aroma of flowers--like decaying roses--that it nearly gave me a headache. I managed 2-3 sips before deciding that this would never be opened again. Is this a jasmine flavoring, or is it just the way the leaves naturally are?
Pouchong--still way too floral for my tastes. Drinkable, milder than the ti kuan yin, but will never be a favorite.
Anyone want my sample tin of TKY?
How interesting.. how different things appeal to different people. I love to just deeply inhale the dry leaf of all the oolongs... particularly the TKY, the pouchong, and the tung ting jade. I think the aroma is absolutely sublime. Then, after I brew it, I sit and smell the tea in my cup for a minute or two as I let it cool enough to drink it. For these particular teas, the aroma is almost as pleasing to me as the taste.
If no one else has claimed it... I would be glad to take your TKY off your hands and send you something in exchange. PM me.