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The Organic Nonpareil Heavily Roasted Tie Guan Yin on TeaVivre.com, same as Organic Superfine Moderately Roasted Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea, has a mellow flavor with light coffee fragrance. This Nonpareil Heavily Tie Guan Yin is roasted with charcoal, with coherent flavor. It tastes soft for first sip, and then felt mellow with a combined fragrance of coffee and charcoal fire after you swallow the liquid. Differs from Tie Guan Yin of high aroma, the dry tea of Nonpareil Heavily Roasted Tie Guan Yin doesn’t show a strong fragrance. Its aroma reveals gradually during infusion. It is capable of infused 10 times with Gai Wan, in totally 30oz of water.
Roasting is aim to dry the tea leaves. Yet to roast with charcoal does not only dry the tea, but also remove stimulating substance in the leaves, making the tea taste more mellow and softer. The dry tea of this Organic Superfine Heavily Roasted Tie Guan Yin presents a color of dark brown. Its liquid is golden yellow, while looks bright and clean. Like the Organic Superfine Moderately Roasted Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea, if you taste this tea carefully, you can feel the aroma of coffee.
During production it is hand rolled into small, compact leaf balls. This is where it gets it’s name –Tieguanyin means “iron” in Chinese, because when you drop the tea into a pot or cup it pings just an small iron ball when it hits the bottom.
TeaVivre is proud to be able to bring you this tea. Organically grown and hand produced, it is an absolute premium quality example of Chinese Oolong teas. Once taste of this tea and you will see why Tie Guan Yin tea is renowned in China.
When brewing Tie Guan Yin tea, use water at 212ºF (100ºC) and infuse the tea for 1-3 minutes. This particular Ti Kuan Yin can typically be brewed for 7 infusions.
For more information on some of the skills and arts of brewing tea, check out our article on How To Make Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea.
Being living in Fujian, Miss Lin and Mr. Lei had engaged in organic tea carrier for over 8 years. Now they have 379 acre of organic tea gardens, all of which have passed the organic certification of European, USA, Japan and China, and became a demonstration of organic agriculture. We’ve know from Mr. lei that the organic tea gardens locate between elevation of 500 – 700 meters on high mountains. The place is surrounded by mountains, far away from pollution in the city, as well as pesticide pollutions. Only organic fertilizer and manual weeding are used in the garden, excluding any herbicide, chemical essence and any pesticide (even biopesticide). When asked about present goal and task, Miss Lin answered: “our duty is to think of our customer’s health. Our goal is to bring health and happiness to every family.” TeaVivre is also aiming to bring you every kind of healthy tea as always.
TeaVivre's Tie Guan Yin tea has the following organic certifications:
USA Certified Organic in accordance with the USDA (National Organic Program) organic accreditation. Certificate number is 7008CN1200z1ec.
Europe Certified organic in accordance with both EU regulations Article 29(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 and (EC) No. 889/2008. Certificate number is 7008CN1200Z1EC(NOP).
Their certifications have been independently verified by French ECOCERT organic certifier, in accordance with the US NOP organic standard. ECOCERT is the first organization outside of America authorized by the US government to issue US NOP certification.
It also passed ISO22000 certification in 2009.
TeaVivre's Tie Guan Yin Oolong tea comes from Daishan Village, near Zhangzhou City in Fujian. This area is high in the forested mountains of Fujian, only grown between 1500 and 2000 ft elevation (500-700m) to ensure only the highest quality leaves are used in production.
Tie Guan Yin tea is the highest quality form of Chinese Oolong tea. Oolong teas were first developed during the early 1700's in the Fujian area of China. As a cross between non fermented green and white teas, and the fully fermented black teas, that combines the best of both in a single tea, Oolong teas quickly became popular all through eastern China and Taiwan. In the early 1970's Oolong Tea became widely popular in Japan, and from their spread to the rest of the world. Fujian, the home of Oolong tea's, still produces the finest Oolong teas.
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The dry tea is a darker green colour and a definite roasty smell. This has a roasted, woody type flavour. Only slightly floral. Less sweet. Reminds me more of butter. There is definitely a roasty flavour, like roasted nuts.
I really like this. It's got a nice strong, smoky flavour. However, it's a bit beyond my budget, so I'll have somebody buy me it for my birthday ;)
Fantastic aroma of flower and pine treas. Soft aftertaste. Very happy of purchasing that tea.
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