15 Teas Every Tea Lover Should Taste

TeaTime 15: TeasTi Kuan Yin Oolong

Named after the iron goddess of mercy who is said to have gifted a tea farmer with a tea shoot, Ti Kuan Yin dates to the early 1700s. Highly fragrant even in its unsteeped balled form, this notable tea is redolent with the aroma and taste of orchids, lilies, and hyacinths and benefits from many infusions, giving the taster prolonged enjoyment. Opt for the unbaked, green, sappy, spring floral ones, Jane Pettigrew recommends.

Pictured: Ti Quan Yin Spring Floral from harney.com. Glass 12-ounce teapot from Simpson & Vail.

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