Award Winning Tie Guan Yin "Iron Goddess" Oolong Tea

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Award Winning Tie Guan Yin "Iron Goddess" Oolong Tea
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Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China


Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

May 22, 2023

Dry Leaf: 

Tightly curled into semi-ball, sand-green color


High and elegant aroma


Bright yellowish green


Unique vegetal taste for xiaoqing tea, fresh and brisk taste

Tea Bush:

C. sinensis cv. Tieguanyin

Tea Garden:

Fujing Tea Garden


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


Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

24 Months

Angel's Comment:

Made by the modern xiaoqing process, this Tie Guan Yin is a good choice for tea lovers who favoured of grassy or vegetal taste.

The Golden Leaf Awards (Australia)

golden leaf award

Whenever Anxi County is mentioned, many people automatically think of Anxi Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” tea, well-known both at home and abroad as one of the top 10 Chinese teas. This tea can withstand a great number of infusions, and will exude a lofty, elegant aroma the whole way through, resulting in a truly unique experience.

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 7 steeps: rinse, 15s, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 75s, 85s
Tea Garden

Fujing Tea Garden, at an elevation of between 500 and 800 meters, is located in Huqiu, one of the main areas in Anxi that produce tie guan yin tea. The weather here is warm and moist all year, with an average temperature between 16 and 19℃, and average annual rainfall of about 1800ml.

Fujing Tea Garden

Tea Farmer

Mr. Lin 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.


Anxi is in the southeastern part of Fujian, with a total area of almost 3000 square kilometers. The environment here is definitely suitable for planting trees in terms of temperature and rainfall. According to the records in the Anxi County Annuals, tea production in this region began during the Tang Dynasty and then grew and expanded throughout the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and flourished in the last century with a history of over one thousand years. Anxi is renowned as the capital of tea in Fujian, and in March 1995, it was named the Home of Chinese Oolong Tea by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Map of Anxi


Tea Bush

C. sinensis varietal Tieguanyin reproduces sexually and takes the form of a shrub with a medium-sized, oval-shaped leaf, deep emerald-green in color and thick but fragile, with the characteristic jagged edges. The dent of the leaf is thin, and the buds of this type grow to a purple-red color. It has earned the phrase “delicious but difficult” to describe it, as only fertile soil, qualified tea shrubs, and appropriate planting and cultivation methods can produce the highest-quality tieguanyin from this tree.

C. sinensis cv. Tieguanyin


Tie Guan Yin is the representative of Chinese oolong tea, first developed during the early 1700s in the Fujian area of China as a cross between non-fermented green teas and fully-fermented black teas, presenting the best of both in a single tea. Oolong quickly became popular throughout all of eastern China and Taiwan, and in the early 1970s became widely popular in Japan, and from there spread to the rest of the world. Fujian, the home of oolong tea, still produces the finest.

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