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Premium quality organic Ti KuanYin tea flavoured with organic honey
- Grown and produced near Zhangzhou in Fujian province
- Harvest time: May 13, 2012
- Hand made into small, rolled up, jade colored leaves, then soaked in organic honey
- Pale yellow-green colored tea when brewed
- Delightfully sweet honey flavoured and aroma
- 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(14g)||3 steeps:1m,2m,3m||100ºC/212ºF|
Tie Guan Yin tea is a type of Oolong tea, and is – deservedly – the most revered and sort after type tea in China. Sometimes also written as Ti Kuan Yin or Iron Goddess Oolong Tea. After processing, this particular Tie Guan Yin tea is then soaked in organic honey, providing an amazing tasting tea, combining the floral taste of Tie Guan Yin tea with a great natural sweet honey taste.More Info
Tie Guan Yin tea is a slightly fermented tea, that sits between highly fermented black teas and unfermented green and white teas. TeaVivre's Tie Guan Yin tea with honey is premium soaked in organic honey after processing. The honey used in this tea is collected in the same forested mountain area as the tea is grown, and, like the tea itself, is completely organic without any additives or preservatives. As a result, only very limited amounts of this honey can be collected every year, allowing only about 6,000 lb of this honey tea to be produced.
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.
Apart from the health benefits of Oolong tea, the honey used in this tea is also a completely unprocessed organic honey, collected from flowers in the forest in the area around where the tea is grown.
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 around 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 Ti Kuan 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.
Soaking Ti Kuan Yin in honey after production is a new concept that has only been introduced by this tea producer in the last few years. This combination produces this naturally sweetened version of Ti Kuan Yin that has instantly become highly sought after.
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Commonly asked questions
- Q: Hello, Do you know when the Organic Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea with honey will be back in stock? I would like to purchase it with my next order. Thank you, Barbara Posted on 9/21/13 by Barbara Fantini
Reply: The tea manufacteruer stops producing this tea so it is nor sure when it will get back. But we are searching for new teas that has similiar flavor to this one.