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Organic Charcoal-baked Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

Slightly roasted, fruity and floral

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Organic Charcoal-baked Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

Slightly roasted, fruity and floral

Rating:
91% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China

Harvest Date:

May 25, 2018

Dry Leaf: 

Tightly curled into semi-ball

Aroma: 

Charcoal baked aroma mixed with a bit of sea sedge notes

Liquor: 

Clear golden yellow

Taste: 

Balanced, smooth,

lighted charcoal baked flavor with gently flowery flavor

Tea Bush:

C. sinensis cv. Zheng Cong Tieguanyin

Tea Garden:

Longjuan Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

24 Months

Angel's Comment:

The perfect combination of charcoal baked flavor and slight flower scent make this tea is ideal for those coffee or fresh-scent TGY lovers who want to try a new taste of oolong tea.

Certification:

USDA Certification EU Certification

The processing of this baked Tie Guan Yin tea (TGY) is complex and requires expertise when compared with the regular fresh-scent (lightly baked) TGY. The fresh-scent type needs to be roasted slowly over charcoal fire (100℃) for about 3 hours to produce the baked type. By this way the resulting TGY liquor is clear, golden yellow with some light red hues. A hint of flowers sweetness and baked notes can be detectable in the first brewing which creates a smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. The following brewing is very clear and the baked notes become more distinct. The 3rd brewing tends to be more floral with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Even after 5 brewing this tea still can create a spectrum of pleasant flavors in your mouth, without being overwhelming or bitter.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
2 Teaspoons / 5g Tea 7g Tea
Brewing time: 3- 5 mins 5 steeps: rinse, 25s, 40s, 55s, 70s, 85s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Long Juan stream tea garden was spontaneously founded by the local tea farmers 10 years ago. These farmers have more than 10 years of experiences in tea plantation and this tea garden carefully managed by them is becoming more and more prosperous.

Long Juan Tea Garden

Tea Farmer

Mr. Lin Xingbiao has been a professional tea farmer for more than forty years. Born in a traditional tea family, he was deeply influenced by his family and built his own tea factory. 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.

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.

Origin

Anxi lies in the eastsouth 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. 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.

Map of Anxi

 

Tea Bush

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.

History

Tie Guan Yin tea is the representative 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 teas, still produces the finest Oolong teas.

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