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Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea

Floral, strong vegetal

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Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea

Floral, strong vegetal

Rating:
91% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

May 08, 2017

Dry Leaf: 

Tightly curled into semi-ball, sand-green color

Aroma: 

High and elegant aroma

Liquor: 

Bright yellowish green

Taste: 

Unique vegetal taste for xiaoqing tea, fresh and brisk taste

Tea Bush:

C. sinensis cv. Tieguanyin

Tea Garden:

Fujing 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:

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

When Anxi County is mentioned, people spontaneously think of Anxi Tie Guan Yin, “Iron Goddess” tea. It is well-known both at home and abroad as one of the Top 10 Teas of China. As Tie Guan Yin can endure a great number of infusions, all the while exuding a lofty, elegant aroma, this tea offers you a truly unique sensation.

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, with elevation between 500 to 800 metres, locates in Huqiu which is one of the main areas in Anxi that produces Tie Guan Yin Tea. The weather here is warm and moist climate all year round with average temperature between 16℃ to 19℃. Annual rainfall here is around 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.

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

C. sinensis cv. 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.

C. sinensis cv. Tieguanyin

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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