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Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by jayinhk » May 24th 16 6:32 pm

This tieguanyin is from the same family as the Three Stamp Shuixian. This is very high roasted compared to modern tieguanyin, but not so high that all you taste is roast. I taste buttery toast and spearmint in this tea, along with a hint of popcorn from the roast. There is some light sourness in the later infusions, but not much (it's a pleasant sourness to me, and something I, and many old school tieguanyin drinkers, welcome in tieguanyin). This is old school, gongfu-grade tieguanyin that has been produced in this manner since before the Cultural Revolution. Old school drinkers all over Asia, including in China and Malaysia, are fond of this particular TGY because it is a taste of the past, and there really is nowhere else to get tea quite like this.

I drank some of this tea today; it's been a while. I have a jar of this tieguanyin aging away and I haven't touched it in almost a year since I put all of my jarred oolongs into my storage unit when I moved. I'll have to check on it to see how it's progressing! I am quite fond of this tea, and I think you'll like it too.

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Dry leaf:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFylaBpSCvq ... y=jayinhkg

In the teapot after infusion 1:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFyliAMyCv4 ... y=jayinhkg

Infusion 1:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFylkzcyCv- ... y=jayinhkg

Infusion 2 (much darker):

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFyl0cNyCgn ... y=jayinhkg

This tea is the same price as the shuixian: $18 for 50g, and shipping is $10 for 50g and $2 extra for every additional 50g.
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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by daidokorocha » May 25th 16 1:16 am

Wow... that second steep. :shock: What was the leaf amount, steep time, and temperature on that?

Personally, I love this kind of TGY. The sourness is something I am intimate with. Sounds/looks like a nice offering.

BTW, looking at your instagram, Suntory Whisky is the best! :mrgreen: Wish I had some with me now. :( At least I can go have some high fire TGY to satisfy one itch.

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by jayinhk » May 25th 16 1:40 am

I filled fhe pot almost halfway with dry leaf--pot is around 100ml. Infusion time was around 30 seconds, using water at full boil. :) I'm drinking the fifth infusion now.

Japanese whisky is great, but Taiwanese whisky may be even better!

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by ricegeek » May 26th 16 8:45 pm

jayinhk wrote:I filled fhe pot almost halfway with dry leaf--pot is around 100ml. Infusion time was around 30 seconds, using water at full boil. :) I'm drinking the fifth infusion now.

Japanese whisky is great, but Taiwanese whisky may be even better!
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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by jayinhk » May 27th 16 2:06 am

And replied! I really feel this TGY is excellent tea, and just as good as the Three Stamp SX. Perhaps I haven't done it justice with my description, but this is really good high roast TGY.

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by jayinhk » May 30th 16 8:53 am

I am now all out of the TGY! Thanks guys!

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by Haddemall » Jun 3rd 16 7:32 pm

I agree with your notes on this one, Jay. Its a lovely, smooth tea that will last 4-5 great infusions. Thank you for bringing such a treat to Stockholm

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by jayinhk » Jun 4th 16 1:31 am

Haddemall wrote:I agree with your notes on this one, Jay. Its a lovely, smooth tea that will last 4-5 great infusions. Thank you for bringing such a treat to Stockholm
Thanks Haddemall! Glad you like it. I have around 200g on hand now if anyone would like to try it. Since you posted about it, I think I'll drink some TGY today!

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by Haddemall » Jun 5th 16 7:28 am

Tried Tea Hongs aged, roasted TGY. Liked yours a lot more. Does your shop sell different grades......

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by jayinhk » Jun 5th 16 3:25 pm

Haddemall wrote:Tried Tea Hongs aged, roasted TGY. Liked yours a lot more. Does your shop sell different grades......
Yes, there are lower grades, but I only ever buy the highest grade! They also offer greener TGY (pre-roast).

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by wei301 » Jun 5th 16 9:35 pm

jayinhk wrote:
Haddemall wrote:Tried Tea Hongs aged, roasted TGY. Liked yours a lot more. Does your shop sell different grades......
Yes, there are lower grades, but I only ever buy the highest grade! They also offer greener TGY (pre-roast).
Oh Jay, I'm even more curious about your TGY now. Hopefully the tea will be here soon! Can't wait to try. :)

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by jayinhk » Jun 6th 16 5:45 am

wei301 wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
Haddemall wrote:Tried Tea Hongs aged, roasted TGY. Liked yours a lot more. Does your shop sell different grades......
Yes, there are lower grades, but I only ever buy the highest grade! They also offer greener TGY (pre-roast).
Oh Jay, I'm even more curious about your TGY now. Hopefully the tea will be here soon! Can't wait to try. :)
Should be with you very soon! :)

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

by jayinhk » Jun 6th 16 12:48 pm

Infusion six of the TGY--clean and tasty all the way to the end. :)

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

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Re: Hong Kong-Roasted High Fire Tieguanyin

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