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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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Therefore, the first priority is to strictly control product quality and ensure its reputation. Mr. Lin, together with his tea factory, will continue to provide high-quality tea leaves and regularly increase the number of tea factory which provides the healthy and natural tea beverage for the public.
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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I also had to try the new harvest of my favorite oolong! I love the super-floral quality of the previous harvests. Right away, even with the dry leaf I can tell this one is completely different. There isn't any hints of flowers. Steeping exactly the same as I usually steep this oolong, the flavor is completely different as well. No flowers. The flavor is now slightly savory, creamy, buttery. It actually has a different flavor than many oolongs, but I can't quite place what that is. The dry leaves look the same: tightly coiled dark green bundles. This oolong is still very good, but not the absolute favorite cup of flowers of previous harvests. I still have a ton of my 2014 stock though! Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for a mug // couple minutes after boiling // rinse // 1 minute steep Steep #2 // just boiled // 1 1/2 minute steep Steep #3 // just boiled // 2 minute steep Harvest: 2015
This is really good oolong. I found it to have a good flavor,punch and long lastingness to it. It was mellow but strong at the same time. It's a delicious oolong that made a really good impression on me.
I do enjoy a cup of Tie Guan Yin every now and then with this one being good for the price. It lasts the longest in my cupboard as I feel my mood must be right. I like the idea of drinking a tea named Iron Goddess more than actually drinking it.
The aroma and taste was good. But it's not as sweet as the very best Tie Guan Ying I had. Still good enough as a daily drink. Good for 3 steeps.
This was a lovely tie guan yin. Very bright flavor, and the wonderful vegetal notes that you expect from a green oolong. Definitely ordering more soon.
I am disappointed with this tea. It has a rather weak and dull flavour. When I made it stronger to compensate, the flavour was decidedly fruity and sweet, almost artificially so, to the point that it sat heavily in my stomach. I thought I might have detected a hint of oiliness. Could this tea be flavoured?
I bought this tea with great anticipation, but was a little disappointed. There is weak flavor with an off taste to it. I have tried steeping it in many different forms and each yielding the same results.
Nice mix tie gua yin oolong. smooth taste.
Smooth taste. Love to have it.
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.
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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