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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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Nice packaging, and a very fragrant tea. However, it does not smell/taste as the original Tie Guan Yin that my friend bought for me in Beijing.
Wonderful tea, fragant and full bodied,well balanced. First rinse then 5 min brewing time brings out the full flavour.
This is a greener, perhaps even "Nuclear green" TGY for those of you who care about that. It's tasty, and about what you'd expect for the price point. Buttery, highly aromatic, turns vegetal as the infusions go on (this can likely be delayed or made to appear more quickly by varying water temperature). I enjoyed it however I will say that I found the brewing instructions to be a bit too strong, and would recommend ~4g/100ml as a good ratio. The taste was fine at the higher ratio, but it didn't agree with my stomach. Note that all my reviews are based off gongfu style brewing unless otherwise stated
My god, is this really Tie Guan Yin? I just brewed the 2015 Teavivre Tie Guan Yin and if you had asked me in a blind tasting, I would have sworn this was a Jin Xuan Oolong. The leaves are green, not darker roasted like the traditional-style Tieguanyins, and smell vegetal and fresh. The liquor smells super buttery and fresh like flowery popcorn. *It’s also a little strange to me that this green oolong is brewed at 212˚F, but I'm still a tea amateur. --- Brewed 7g sample in a 150ml gaiwan. 1st infusion: (15s) Hot leaves suddenly exploded with a buttery scent, in addition to vegetal, floral, and savoury vegetable broth notes. Tastes like a fresh clear spring with its own natural sweetness and slight buttercream flavour. Perhaps not as buttery as the Jin Xuan oolong, but still fantastic in its own right. 2nd infusion: (25s) Silky buttery scent and texture. Excellent. 3rd infusion: (35s) I was struck by the almost highlighter-yellow colour of this infusion. The buttery scent remains, but flavour is less prominent. Drinking so many of these in quick succession, the astringency is building up on my tongue but I can’t tell which infusion contributed more. 4th infusion: (45s) Amazingly, this still smells buttery. A mellow infusion with less astringency. As the Chinese saying goes, 三道四道是精华。 5th infusion: (55s) Colour has paled a lot. Very slight vegetal scent. I might try steeping for longer next time. Verdict: Really excellent Tieguanyin bursting with floral and buttery fragrance through at least 4 steepings. This may be my favourite among Teavivre's Anxi Monkey King Tieguanyin and Nonpareil Qing Xiang Tieguanyin.
This is an excellent tea, great value and flavor.
This tea is amazing for the price. This is my favorite oolong to cold brew (excellent hot as well). Very floral up front but with a crisp and refreshing vegetal finish. Long linger with delicate flavors. Very forgiving steeping time. Nearly impossible to make too bitter.
This tea is amazing and healing. I felt the effect immediately. And gave it away as a gift to friends. This tea is very fresh and delivers all that it claims.
This is one of my favorite teas. Very high quality and excellent for the price. I would recommend this to any tea lover to try.
More creamy flavour than other leaves, less floral. 5+ re-steeps all taste slightly different.
I really liked this years Tie Guan Yin. Tight dark green nuggets are even size. The flavour is really delicate and floral. If I remember correctly last years TGY was more floral than this one. 2015 TGY has more creamy, buttery and savory. Still very good oolong with a great price.
Reply: Hi Clay, Thank you for your question. You can brew 1.5g tea in 8oz, 100℃ water for at least 3 minutes. And then you can enjoy the tea liquid. I've tried, and it taste ok even I begin to drink it after 9 mintues. However, everyone has different preference, I think you'd better try and find the taste you love. Good luck with you.
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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