Tasting Notes: Yellow Goddess of Mercy Oolong Tea

Background Yellow Goddess of Mercy, also simply known as 105, is a relatively new oolong tea from Mount Wuyi in China’s Fujian Province. It was officially introduced in 2003 after 20 years of hybrid experimentation. A creation of the Fujian Tea Research Institute, it is a cross of the famous Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tie Guan Yin) and the not-so-famous Yellow Dawn (Huang

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3 thoughts on “Tasting Notes: Yellow Goddess of Mercy Oolong Tea

  1. Jaq:
    It might be useful to American readers to state that “red tea” is the translation from Chinese for what we call “black tea”. Of course, black tea or dark tea mean Hei Cha or Puer when translated back for Chinese tea-lovers.
    Bill

  2. Yancha is a perfect example of the diversity of the oolong category. Higher oxidation and a charcoal roast give the tea a deeper, darker taste than what you might expect. They can still offer surprising floral notes and great complexity underneath all of that.

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