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- Organic Superfine Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea
The absolute highest quality Organic Oolong tea (Wu Long tea)
- Organically produced near Zhangzhou(漳州) in Fujian, China.
- Harvest Time: June, 2013
- Hand made into small, rolled up, jade colored leaves
- Bright yellowish green liquid
- Sweet of first sip with orchid fragrance, long-last flavor, sweet aftertaste
- Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
Recommend Brewing Guide:
|Gaiwan 3oz||Tea: 1bag||7 steeps: rinse,25s,35s,45s,55s,65s,75s,85s||100ºC/212ºF|
|Teapot 8oz||1-2bags||3 - 10 mins||100ºC/212ºF|
Tie Guan Yin tea is a type of Oolong tea, and is – deservedly – one of the most revered and sought after type tea in China. Sometimes also written as Ti Kuan Yin or Iron Goddess Oolong Tea. With a delightfully fresh floral taste. It is well-known both inland and abroad. You will certainly be surprised with the distinct orchid fragrance of this Organic Superfine Tie Guan Yin. Meanwhile the liquid of this Oolong tea is transparent and bright, which truly is a feast to the eyes. In taste, this Organic Tie Guan Yin has sweet flavor, long-last fragrance and comfortable sweet aftertaste.More Info
This Organic Tie Guan Yin is medium fermented, lower than totally fermented black tea while higher than non-fermented green tea and white tea. It has a clean and fresh fragrance of orchid, and a long sweet aftertaste.
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.
Brief Health Info
Tie Guan Yin tea is the premium form of Chinese Oolong teas. Being lightly fermented, these teas are high amino acids, vitamins, polyphenols and antioxidants. These combine into a tea that reduces cholesterol and helps reduce hardening of the arteries, and so can help reduce risks of heart attacks. The antioxidants it contains can also help guard against some forms of cancer, and also help fight the affects of aging and bacterial infections.
For more information on the remarkable health benefits of TeaVivre's Oolong Teas, see our article on Tea Health benefit.
How to Make Tea
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.
About Tea Farmer
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:
Certified Organic in accordance with the USDA (National Organic Program) organic accreditation. Certificate number is 7008CN1000z1ec.
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 7008CN0900Z1EC.
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.
Where is this Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea produced
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.
History of Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea
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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Commonly asked questions
- Q: Could you please advice me when this is back in stock? I couldn't find the option to get a notification. Thanks! Posted on 11/4/13 by Katriina Ranne
Reply: Thank you for interesting in our teas. But very sorry that the tea manufacturer of this tea stops producing it. So we may not have stock for this tea any more. But you can choose some other oolong teas that have similar taste and quality to this one, like the Superfine Taiwan Ali Shan Oolong Tea and Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea.
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