Chinese Oolong Tea - Tie Guan Yin

Regular price $35.00

Tie Guan Yin is a premium type of Chinese oolong tea associated with Anxi, Fujian province. 

It has a penetrating floral scent but well balanced by a slightly bitter taste which turns into a sweet aftertaste. It keeps its flavor well into the seventh or eighth brew, making it a perfect companion of contemplation and meditation.

100g/3.5oz: approx. 75 x 240ml/8oz-cup

Medium Caffeine

Picked in Spring 2020 




What to look for

Tightly curled into semi-ball, jade-green color

Aroma

Orchid, coconut, or raw peanut kernel fragrance

In the cup

Bright yellowish green

Taste

Fresh, brisk, and sweet

Harvested at the best season.

Sustainably hand-picked.

Health Benefits of Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

The Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea helps resist aging with its polyphenols—instrumental in preventing over-oxidation in the body. It also helps in losing weight as it makes fat burn quicker. The antioxidants in the Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea also have a hand in preventing cancer and clear away internal body heat.

Direct from the origin

The birthplace of the Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea is at Xiping Town, Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. Nowadays, the main producers of Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea are based at the inner mountain towns of Gan De, Chang Keng, Xiang Hua, Jian Dou, and the outer mountain towns of Xi Ping, Long Juan, Da Ping, Jin Gu, and Hu Tou.

Farmer - Mrs. Liu

Mrs. Liu is one of the most renowned tea makers in the Xi Ping area, with preference to the bright and fragrance versatility of the Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea. According to her, it’s important to fully absorb the experience that drinking tea provides, as it’s not just a simple and average beverage. Appreciating the culture of tea is a form of respect to its long history, and he wants many more to come to know the art of tea.

Farmland - Tian Tian Hao

This Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea comes from the Liu’s Tian Tian Hao (it means happy everyday) Farm— an area based at the outer mountain towns of the Fujian Province and the place where the Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea was originally made. This type of tea only uses the leaves of the plant, unlike others that also use the buds. This tea is harvested during spring. Although there is the slight issue of highway construction, the locals in this area continue to preserve the culture and environment of the place.

Premium Chinese Tea, ~40% prices at regular tea shop.

We sell directly to customers, cutting out the unnecessary costs and crazy markups that make premium Teas from East Asia extraordinarily expensive. We pass the savings on to you, so you get the same quality at a 1/3 of the typical cost.

Brewing Method

Cup Method

Tea: 2 Teaspoons / 2g Tea

Teacup: 8.8oz / 250ml

Temp: 205℉ / 95℃

Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins

Gaiwan Method

Tea: 4g

Teacup: 4oz / 120ml

Temp: 205℉ / 95℃

6 Steeps: 15s, 25s, 40s, 60s, 80s, 100s

History of Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

According to legends, deep in the Anxi County was an abandoned temple with an iron state of Guanyin. This temple was in terrible condition, so a poor farmer called Mr. Wei decided to clean the temple and light incense to worship the Guanyin. After consistently maintaining the temple, Guanyin came to his dreams and told him about a treasure in the cave. Mr. Wei saw a shoot in the cave and planted it in his tea fields. Mr. Wei named this tea after the Iron Bodhisattva of Compassion.


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