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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, TeaVivre's organic Tie Guan Yin tea is a completely organic product, grown high in the mountains of Fujian. Apart from its amazing taste, this tea also has great health benefits, being high in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.
Tie Guan Yin tea is a slightly fermented tea, that sits between highly fermented black teas and unfermented green and white teas. This allows it to combine the best of both worlds – the great floral taste and aroma of black teas with all the health benefits of green and white teas.
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.
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.
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 7008CN1000z1ec.
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 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.
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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Rolled, balled, with floral and vegetal scent, deep green leaves, unfurl in the cup. Give this fragrant tea time to steep. The scent in the cup is floral but deeper, more like a subtle incense with a vegetal green in the background. A good value.
This tea is the best oolong tea I've ever had, definitely my favorite. I first had it as a sample, and thereafter ordered 200g because I enjoyed it so much.
Dry leaves have a rich floral smell. First brew was a very mild, vegetal flavor. The tea got richer and creamier as it steeped. It goes for multiple steeps, which is great.
Very nice tea. If you don't rinse the tea first before, it will be a VERY mild flavor the first brew.
First brew is nice, second and third are even better.
Excellent. I am very satisfied
This is a great, every day tea for me. Has a lot of flavour- smooth but distinct. I am looking forward to trying the superfine iron goddess! Until then, this one still gets five stars!
This has become my favorite tea and im waiting on my second order. The way it is double packaged for freshness is great! No kidding, if you smell after you brew, the leaves are so floral i can imagine being in the tea field. just awesome tea
Earthy and floral with a very smooth texture. The pleasant scent relaxed all of my tensions. The price would be well worth it even if it did not have the multiple infusion ability. I will definitely purchase this product again, the fifth cup was just as good as the first.
I bought a sample size of Iron Goddess just to try. I liked it so much that I ordered a larger bag. It's really difficult to describe. And the first infusion is very different from the second and third. I just use about 12 to 15 pieces in 8 oz of hot water, about 180 degrees. The flavor is subtle but distinctive. I am totally addicted now.
This is a really wonderful tea! Beautiful leaves which give nice vegetal buttery notes, intermixed with a touch of sweet fruit and orchid. I definitely will need to get more!
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