Tie Kwan Yin Cultivars - and - Tie Kwan Yin Styles

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Tie Kwan Yin Cultivars - and - Tie Kwan Yin Styles

by Herb_Master » Oct 29th, '08, 11:12

“The Story of Tea” by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J Heiss which allows viewers to dip into some of the pages if you choose “Preview”

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3NBtM5aAAGgC

tells some interesting facts about Tie Kwan Yin

Pages 148 to 152 have some good reading

I was particularly intrigued by the mention of
“Red Heart Kwan Yin”
“White Heart Kwan Yin”
“Thin Leaf Kwan Yin”
Has anyone ever had a TKY when they knew which of these Cultivars was being used ?

The 3 mentioned styles of Tie Kwan Yin also intrigued me
“Clear and Fragrant Tie Kwan Yin”
“Traditional Tie Kwan Yin”
“Wild Tie Kwan Yin”
Has anyone ever had “Wild!” ?

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by ABx » Oct 29th, '08, 16:10

I wasn't aware that that book went into that kind of detail, thanks :) I just ordered it from a local shop - their last copy at $12 :)

TGY isn't one that I've been enamored with enough to really want to try all the varieties, but the better vendors do list the cultivar. Jing Tea Shop, for example, has several different types.

I have been curious about the 'wild' TGY. I saw it at one vendor's site, but I can't, for the life of me, remember which it was. Since getting into puerh the wild teas have always intrigued me, and it would be very interesting to see how it compares with the plantation trees, assuming it is truly wild and not just a "wild" strain.

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by Victoria » Oct 29th, '08, 18:18

ABx wrote: I have been curious about the 'wild' TGY. I saw it at one vendor's site, but I can't, for the life of me, remember which it was. Since getting into puerh the wild teas have always intrigued me, and it would be very interesting to see how it compares with the plantation trees, assuming it is truly wild and not just a "wild" strain.


This has been my thought also. Usually found old arbor trees growing "wild".
I think I do remember having some, but it wasn't noticeably different.

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