Infusion wrote:Has anyone come across a specific tea that tastes like Teavana's Monkey Picked Oolong? I understand it's a ti guan yin type of tea, but I haven't found a TGY that tastes similar to it yet. Again, I'm looking for specific recommendations.
I haven't had any experience with Jing tea, but the website looks like it reflects a company that is truly dedicated to selling wonderful, high quality teas.
I might add to the list:
1. Seven Cups Monkey Picked Oolong -- at 11.90 per 50 grams, it is more than half the price of Teavana's tea of the same name. It is an extremely similar tea, with the added bonus of being sustainably produced.
2. Intelligentsia Baozhong -- I can't speak for the current batch of this tea, but the batch from two years ago? I swear that it was scented with jasmine flowers.
3. Seven Cups High mountain Tieguanyin -- this is a truly spectacular tea with complex floral and fruit aromas. If monkey picked from Teavana or Seven Cups satisfy you, this tea will blow you away. It is also a bit cheaper than Teavana's Monkey Picked oolong.