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Organic Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea

Soft, Floral and refreshing

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Organic Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea

Soft, Floral and refreshing

Rating:
85% of 100
Categories:
TeaOolongOrganic
Summary
Origin:

Yunzhong Mountain, Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China

Season:

Autumn Tea

Harvest Date:

May 6, 2018

Dry Leaf: 

Hand-made, rolled into tight, even balls, dark-green in color

Aroma: 

Orchid and milky aroma

Liquor: 

Bright yellowish-green

Taste: 

Fragrance and mellow taste with a slight grassy flavor, a pleasant

sweet aftertaste lingering and producing saliva

Tea Bush:

C. sinensis cv. Tieguanyin

Tea Garden:

An Shan high mountain ecological 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:

Organic Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea has delighted floral fragrance, mellow, sweet taste and long-lasted lingering charming aftertaste.

Certification:

USDA Certification EU Certification

Made through the Zhengchao process (正炒) this organic super-fine Anxi Qing Xiang Tie Guan Yin is similar to Zheng Wei tie guan yin, yet superior to it.

This tea is packed in individual packets of about 7.5g each, a perfect portion for brewing in a gaiwan. When opening the package, you will find that the tea is wrapped in a vacuum-packed transparent bag. The dry tea has a slight orchid fragrance; after warming the teacup and rinsing the tea, however, this will take on a sweeter, milky fragrance.

When brewed in boiling water the liquid comes out as a bright yellowish-green, soft and sweet, with a long-lasting aftertaste. The first infusion is noticeably sweet, while the following steeps take on a slight grassy taste, which then retreats after the third steep and gives way to the sweetness again. This tea can brew through about seven steeps; after each one we recommend that you smell the lid of your gaiwan, to appreciate the rich floral aroma and intoxicating milky notes.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
5g Tea 7.5g Tea
Brewing time: 5- 8 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s, 90s, 120s, 150s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

The An Shan high mountain ecological tea garden at an altitude of 700-1200m and area of about 35,000mu, is located in Anxi’s Yunzhong Mountain Natural Reserve Area. This tea garden lies along the junction of Futian, Gande, and Taozhou, and with its superior natural conditions, well-preserved ecosystem, dense surrounding forests, and abundant wildlife resources, this tea garden is essentially a heaven-sent location for growing tie guan yin tea trees.

An Shan Tea Garden

 

Tea Farmer

Mr. Wu, the farmer of this tea, was born and grew up in Anxi to a mother who is a master of tea baking. Under her influence Mr. Wu began to learn the craft, baking fragrant tea over coals as early as age nine. When he turned 18 he started working in a tea factory in Fuzhou, during a time when jasmine tea was the common drink of choice. Mr. Wu brought some tie guan yin from his hometown and sent it to his colleagues, which greatly aroused their interests; since then he began to sell this tea by riding his bike around the country in his spare time.

In 1993 he decided to quit his job and open his own tie guan yin shop. Meanwhile, the Anxi county government had put forward a new economic idea: “teahouse as a medium”. So, Mr. Wu and his friends opened the biggest teahouse in the local area, in the beginning publicizing and displaying Anxi tea and tea culture to many places in Fuzhou by providing free tea-tasting sessions and tea ceremony performances. Gradually, people came to learn about his tie guan yin tea, and became fond of it.

Mr. Wu also participated in the Anxi Tea Competition in 2000 during this time, and his tea stood out among the best of the 15,000 other competitors - and won first prize. From then on he became the true Millennial Tea King (千禧茶王) and was subsequently written into the Anxi annals, a great honor to his people. After this, he established the eco-tourism trend of tea culture, and built the An Shan high mountain ecological tea garden. Along with this, Mr. Wu is also actively involved in various social welfare activities that benefit the Anxi tie guan yin tea culture and tea farmers.

Origin

Anxi is in the southeast part of Fujian, with a total area of around 3000 square kilometers. The environment here is definitely suitable for growing tea trees, with an average temperature between 16 and 20 C and an annual precipitation of 1600-1800mm. According to records in the Anxi County Annals, the tea production in this area began during the Tang Dynasty, then rose through the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and flourished in the last century - overall spanning a history of over a thousand years. Anxi has been renowned as the capital of tea in Fujian, and in March 1995 was named the Home of Chinese Oolong by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Map of Anxi

 

Tea Bush

C. sinensis varietal Tieguanyin reproduces through sexual propagation, and takes the form of a shrub with a medium-sized, oval-shaped leaf, deep emerald-green in color. The left dent is thin while the leaf itself is thick yet fragile, and the buds often take on a rich purple-red color. This particular varietal has earned the descriptor “delicious but difficult to grow” since it can flourish only in fertile soil and under appropriate planting and cultivation methods.

Tie Guan Yin Tea Tree

History

Tie Guan Yin is the representative of Chinese oolong tea. Oolong teas were first developed in the early 1700s in Fujian as a cross between nonfermented white and green teas, and fully fermented black teas, with the best of both in a single tea. Oolong quickly became popular throughout eastern China and Taiwan, and in the early 1970s spread to Japan and the rest of the world. Fujian, the home of oolong tea, still produces the finest.

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