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By using the process of Zhengchao (正炒), Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin is similar to Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin, but it is an “upgraded version” of Zheng Wei TGY.
Teavivre Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea is packed separately with small bags, and one bag is roughly 7.5g, which just suitable for brewing with Gaiwan. Opening the package, you will find the tea is tightly wrapped in a transparent bag. The dry tea has a slight orchid fragrance, after warming the tea cup and shaking the tea, the milky fragrance will release out. When brewing the tea with boiling water, its liquid will immediately turn to bright yellowish green; the liquid is soft, mellow and sweet, and will produce saliva in mouth with a long-lasted aftertaste. The first infusion is prominent sweet, while the following second and third infusions are fresh with a faint grassy taste. After the third steep, the flavor will become weak but the sweet is still there. This tea can brew seven steeps, during which we recommend you frequently smell the lid of your Gaiwan, because the rich floral aroma and milky fragrance are delighting and intoxicating.
Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea has delighted floral fragrance, mellow, sweet taste and long-lasted lingering charming aftertaste.
An Shan High Mountain Ecological Tea Garden, with the total area of 35000 mu and altitude between 700-1200 meters, is located in Anxi’ s Yunzhong Mountain Natural Reserve Area. This tea garden lies in the junction of Futian, Gande and Taozhou, at 117°36′36″ E - 117°44′24″ E, 25°16′40″N- 25°20′41″N. With superior natural conditions, well-preserved ecosystem, dense forests and the abundant wildlife resources, Anshan High Mountain Ecological Tea Garden becomes a heaven-sent growth place for TieGuanYin tea tree.
Mr. Wu, the tea maker of Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea, was born and grew up in Anxi. His mother is a master of tea baking, under her influence, Mr. Wu started to learn tea-making and managed to bake fragrant tea with coals when he was nine. Mr. Wu worked in a factory in Fuzhou when he was 18 years old, at that time most people there liked to drink Jasmine tea. Mr. Wu had brought some TieGuanYin from his hometown and sent them to his colleagues, which has aroused their great interests. Since then, Mr. Wu began to sell TieGuanYin tea by riding his bike everywhere in his spare time. In 1993, Mr. Wu decided to resign his job and open his own TieGuanYin store. Meanwhile, the government of Anxi county was just put forward a new economic and trade idea – “Teahouse as medium”. So, Mr. Wu and his friends opened the biggest teahouse in local place. At the beginning, they publicized their tea and displayed Anxi tea culture to many places in Fuzhou, by providing free tea-tasting and free tea ceremony performances. Gradually, many people who originally have no idea about TieGuanYin were fond of this tea.
During this time, Mr. Wu also participated in “Anxi Tea tea competition” in 2000. His tea stood out the best among 15000 tea samples, and won the first prize. From then on, Mr. Wu became the real “Millennium tea king” (千禧茶王), and been written into Anxi annals, which is a great honor to all Anxi people. After that, Mr. Wu established the eco–tourism of tea culture and built the Anshan High Mountain Ecological Tea Garden. Besides, Mr. Wu was actively involved in various social welfare activities as long as they are benefit to carry forward the Anxi TieGuanYin tea culture and can lead tea farmers to acquire wealth.
Anxi County lies in the middle by south of Fujian, at 24°51′ N - 25°26′ N, 117°34′E - 118°18′E. Its total area is 2983.1 square kilometers. The environment of Anxi is definitely suitable for planting tea trees. It locates in the subtropical humid climate zone, on the southeast side of Dai Yun Mountain. The average temperature here is about 16 to 20℃, while the annual precipitation is around 1600 mm to 1800 mm. According to the record in “Anxi County Annuals/An Xi Xian Zhi”, the tea production in Anxi began in Tang Dynasty, rose in Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, flourished in last century. It has a history over one thousand years. Anxi was renowned as “the capital of tea in Fujian”. In March, 1995, Anxi was named as the “Home of Chinese Oolong Tea” by Ministry of Agriculture.
C. sinensis cv. Tieguanyin is produced through sexual propagation, a shrub with a medium-size leaf that is oval-shaped, deep emerald-green in color, thick but fragile, with a slight curve along its length and a wavy edge. The leaf dent is thin, and the buds are purple red. It has earned the moniker “delicious but difficult to grow” since only fertile soil, qualified tea shrubs, and appropriate planting and cultivation methods can produce the highest quality Tieguanyin and lead to a bountiful harvest.
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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I rated this three stars, but it may be my western pallet that is at fault rather than the tea. I felt the infusion was too weak and flat tasting for me. I prefer some of the other tie guan yin sold here that have a stronger initial flavor. However- this tea does have a pronounced aftertaste which I understand is a preference for Chinese tea drinkers. If that is what you are looking for then you will most likely appreciate this tea more than I.
Complex Orchid like flowery scent. Sweet flavor and definite sweet aftertaste. A really pleasant tea. Very glad I bought this one. Enjoying very much.
Reply: Qing Xiang is Chinese pinyin, This word means the aroma is light and elegant. Tea garden use different kind of "xiang" to distinguish different types of oolong tea. There are some TieGuanYin need baked by charcoal to make it contain of baked flavor. The sweet aftertaste mainly caused by Polyphenols of the tea.
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