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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. 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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Very enjoyable. Light and floral. I brewed it far too strongly the first time I made it (which was an interesting experience), but having actually read the instructions and steeped it properly since, it's a lovely tea I've already shared with others.
Light Oolong that is yellow in color and has a steamed veggie and floral aroma. This tea has a complex flavor that is sweet and floral with a pleasant aftertaste.
a very good iron goddess with strong iron metallic aroma. last a couple of steeps and is very good value at this price. Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea is way stronger, with more steeps, stronger fragrance and a bit better taste but the price is higher. this is a really good 1st step if you wanna give Iron Goddess a try.
Tie Guan Yin! An old favorite. This one was really nice, light, and floral, as it should be, without a hint of the vegetal, almost fishy aroma that some lower quality TGY's can produce. An essential tea at a good price.
This tea. It is distinctly sweet and has a classic green Oolong taste. I only sampled this tea and plan to order a larger quantity and update this review with a more thorough description.
I just received this wonderful tea. I could not explain in words the taste of this tea. I think I found my favorite tea: sweet, long lasting and never bitter. I could not stop wonder about the masters skils when are making such amazing teas.
My favorite oolong. The dark green leaves smell sweet and fresh. The pale yellow liquid is sweet and creamy with a vegetal aftertaste. Very smooth and gentle tea to drink. A very good every day tea.
I'm new to teas in general and this one i choose to try first. And i wasn'd dissapointed! Very smooth, gentle taste, nice color and leaves looks so nice in real. Recommend!
I’m very new to Oolong tea so I am not sure what to expect when I try each variety. Teavivre’s Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong tea is fascinating by any distinction. I was struggling to put the wonderful flavor into words until I read the information about this tea on Teavivre’s web site. Teavivre explains that this tea is from “an area with a mix of mountains, forests, and small creeks.” Bingo! That is also a great description of the flavors inherent in this tea. The taste of nature is abundant in this selection. It is earthy, fresh, and woodsy. The flavor is not overpowering but just right. I steeped it for the recommended maximum time of three minutes and it was perfect for my tastebuds with no bitterness. It has a light golden color that underestimates the power of its flavor. This review was originally published on Steepster by Stoo on Dec 12, 2012. TeaVivre has added this whole review here by getting permission from Stoo.
A staple wu long. Fantastic quality for the price.
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