This afternoon I tried a tea from Bird Pick Tea & Herb.
The translation of the Chinese is Iron Goddess.
Anxi Tieguanyin is lightly roasted so has less oxidation. The tea is more of a golden yellow and similar to a green tea.
Muzha Tieguanyin is heavily roasted with a stronger nutty taste. This tea has a reddish-brown color. Typically the Tieguanyin teas from Taiwan use this traditional method.
This tea is a really nice tea. It is very smooth with a wonderful nutty flavor. The tea has a wonderful mouth feel and has no bitter edge. There is also just a little bit of natural sweetness to the tea.
I have enjoyed multiple cups of this tea this afternoon as the tea leaves have staying power through multiple brews. Each brew has subtle changes in taste showing the complexity of the flavor.
I will have to try the other teas from the sampler soon.