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Our Tie Guan Yin is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
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. Apart from its amazing taste, this tea also has great health benefits, being high in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.
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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. The quality of this tea, combined with its unbeatable price, make it the perfect tea to drink everyday.
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 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
Anxi, which is famed in Fujian China for producing the best Tie Guan Yin teas, and is in an area with a mix of mountains, forests, small creeks and quality tea gardens. As the origin of Tie Guan Yin, the tea producers in this area strongly recognise the importance of the ecology to their tea, and work hard to preserve both the local tea culture and natural environment.
Mr. Lin Xingbiao has been a professional tea farmer for thirty years. Born in a traditional tea family, he was deeply influenced by his family and built his own tea factory in 1966. With the gradual growth of his factory, he is trying to seek the common development between enterprise and tea farmers.He thinks that the most challengeable factor is the weather. If tea leaves suffered from bad weather, the yield would be reduced and the quality would not reach the standard.If tea leaves suffered from cold weather, straws would be used to cover them and protect them from being frosted. This is what Mr. Lin gets from his experience over the years.
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Ti Kuan Yin is the highest quality form of Oolong Chinese tea. Oolong teas were first developed during the early 1700's in the Anxi, 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. Anxi, the home of Oolong tea's, still produces the finest Oolong teas.
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While looking around on the Teavivre site I finally found the brewing instructions. It sure beats trying to read the tiny lettering on the package! This one said 7g in 3oz Gaiwan. Seems like a lot but, in the tea went. I brewed this one up per the steeping instructions. Despite my qaiwan overflowing with leaf, this turned out wonderful. I get hints of floral, some buttery feel on the tongue and the end part of the sip is somewhat cucumber flavor. I do not get any hints of bitterness. This is going to be a great tea for the afternoon. For the price point I am pretty excited about this one.
Nice oolong tea, with a fresh fruity aroma and flavour, perfect for a morning start. Can be brewed several times without losing the taste, although flavour every time different.
És un te excel.lent amb una relació qualitat preu molt bona
My new go to oolong. Light, crisp, and a bit of a floral taste. Highly recommended. Lasted many steeps.
Very good oolong for the price, long after taste and support multiple infusions.
This was one of the free samples that I found in my tea box which I ordered from Teavivre, thank you! I have love-hate relationship with oolongs, green ones especially, I really love way they looks and those big whole leaves when they are steeped, they have nice aroma and that deep jade green colour. But I avoid them because of that spinach taste I really dislike. I have tried Dong Ding and other Tie Guan Yin oolong before and both had that spinachy taste (Gunpowder also has that). But then this one came, I wasn’t hesitating in tasting this but when I opened the sample really flowery and floral aroma emerged. Before that experience I was wondering what the heck is that wonderful floral aroma that everyone keeps telling me about, now I’ve found it. I wasn’t firstly sure if that flowery aroma came from this tea, I was wondering if it comes from scent candles or something like that. Dammit (Is it ok to say that) Teavivre, now I have to buy bag of this too. Long story short, leaf nuggets are beautifully dark jade green coloured, bigger and smaller ones. They smell flowery and nicely vegetal with sweetness. I used about 2 teaspoons of nuggets with my 100ml gaiwan. Tea has green-yellow colour and it smell floral with vegetal aroma, aaand surprisingly its really tasty and juicy. Taste manages to stay with all those 7 steeps, I managed to get 8. First steeps aftertaste was really fruity, almost tropical but sadly it disappears after that, but I still love that mellow, sweet, full-bodied taste that lingers on your tongue for a long time. And those steeped leaves where just awesome, most of them where big and whole, there was also half leaves and smaller ones tree leave style branches. Overall really really good tea, I finally became into oolong drinker. At least this one earned a place in my cupboard.
My go to Oolong tea. Beautiful, deep green dry leaves that are expertly rolled. When brewed, the leaves unfold into whole or half leaves. The liquor is a pale yellow/green that smells slightly floral, but more hay and fresh mown grass. The taste is light, of spinach, hay, and lightly floral. Very complex and changes with each steeping. Highly recommended.
Thank you for the sample, Angel! Brewed gongfu-style with a gaiwan. Followed the website steeping instructions. 5 second rinse. Steeping times: 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 75, 85 (I added 105). Beautiful dry leaf, a fresh kind of green as if the leaves weren’t at all plucked and processed. The aromas are floral and sweet with a hint of butter and mineral. The liquor is light yellow, medium-bodied, clear, bright, and crisp. A pleasant light floral note consistently appears throughout the session. In the beginning there is an aftertaste of a “tropical” smoothie – mango, papaya, pineapple – though this disappears after the third infusion, leaving the floral aspect completely to dominate the scene. This Tie Guan Yin didn’t say anything special to me or make me feel a certain way after each cup, though it is a lovely Tie Guan Yin of good quality.
- Première infusion 5mn à 90° - Deuxième infusion 5mn à la même température - Troisième infusion : 5mn Nous avons utilisé pour cela 1 cuillère à café pour une théière en fonte de 500 ml de contenance. Impressions au déballage : Le thé se présente sous la forme de petites boules de thé roulées, vertes. L'odeur du thé non infusé est agréable, rappelle l'été et la nature. Bouche 1ere infusion Arômes : Très vert avec une pointe d'amertume. Un léger gout d'angélique. Ce thé est très léger, pas trop long en bouche. Ses arôme se dégagent immédiatement, surtout lorsque de le thé est aspiré avec un peu d'air. 2e infusion Similaire à la première infusion 3e infusion Idem C'est un thé que l'on appréciera particulièrement l'après midi ou en fin de matinée. Il accompagnera a la perfection un gouter léger. Parfait pour l'été et le printemps.
I received this as a sample and love it. The quality is fresh and the flavor is excellent. I have another oolong but I will be replacling it in favor of this. Th leaves once brewed do not have damage or spot. I didn't see any patrial leaves. VERY good.
Reply: Dear Yu, Thank you very much for writing to us. Yes, we only post the harvest time: May 15, 2014. For when they pick the tea leaves, they will make the teas in a short period of time. Only the pu-erh teas have production date. For after they pick the tea, they will process the tea leaves. Some leaves even will be put for many years. And then they make the tea. Hope this is helpful for your concern. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
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