Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum  

Go Back   Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum > Non Cigar Specialty Forums > Coffee & Tea Forum > Tea Reviews

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
the nub
Papa Chino
the nub's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Posts: 320
Trading: (2)
the nub is on a distinguished road
Default Art of Tea- Iron Goddess of Mercy- Roasted

This tea was purchased through Devan, who graciously put together a very well run GB from Art of Tea.

Unfortunately, the tea itself was laughable in quality. More unfortunate, is that I bought 1lb. of this junk. This retails for $16 for 4oz. Roughly about $12 too much.

This tea is labelled as Iron Goddess of Mercy, which is generally reserved for premium quality oolong. I would rate this as utility grade at best. A large percentage of stems- more than I've ever seen in any oolong, including grocery store bulk variety. Not a single full leaf. I brewed the tea, Gungfu style in a Yishing pot. Initial wash with a first steep of 45 seconds. Flavor was that of non-descript roasted oolong with some maltiness resembling Wu Yi rock oolong. Otherwise, very flat and without character. Second steep was not much better. Third steep, nothing.

At the retail price, I can't believe how poor the quality is. Not recommended.
the nub is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content is copyrighted jointly by Cigar Asylum and the content provider.