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Organic Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

Buttery mouthfeel, floral

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Organic Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

Buttery mouthfeel, floral

Rating:
92% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China

Season:

Autumn Tea

Harvest Date:

May 25, 2018

Dry Leaf: 

Evenly semi-ball shape in sand-green color

Aroma: 

Light flowery fragrance

Liquor: 

Clear light yellow

Taste: 

Smooth and soft, light sweet floral, sweet aftertaste lingers

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 Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin oolong tea has classic floral fragrance, so it is suitable for those who are in fond of flower flavor.

Certification:

USDA Certification EU Certification

Our Organic Zheng Wei Tie Guan Yin (TGY) was plucked in the day before “寒露 (cold dew)”- one of the traditional Chinese Twenty-four Solar Terms . The dry leaves of this tea appear less tender than spring green tea, while it has a richer and long-lasting flower flavor. Compared to TeaVivre's Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea, Zheng Wei TGY has pronounced hint of flower scent rather than greenish flavor. It yields bright yellowish broth with prominent milk and flower scent and tastes refreshing, sweet. This economical tea allows for up to 6 infusions or more.

(Tips: The tea harvested during the period three days before and four days after寒露 (cold dew) day is called “正秋茶” (means autumn tea, this term differs from “早秋茶”,the early autumn tea).

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
5g Tea 7g Tea
Brewing time: 5- 8 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 20s, 40s, 60s, 80s, 100s, 120s, 180s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

An Shan High Mountain Ecological Tea Garden, with the total area of 35000 mu and altitude between 700-1200 meters, is located in Anxi’ s Yunzhong Mountain Natural Reserve Area. This tea garden lies in the junction of Futian, Gande and Taozhou, at 117°36′36″ E - 117°44′24″ E, 25°16′40″N- 25°20′41″N. With superior natural conditions, well-preserved ecosystem, dense forests and the abundant wildlife resources, Anshan High Mountain Ecological Tea Garden becomes a heaven-sent growth place for TieGuanYin tea tree.

An Shan Tea Garden

 

Tea Farmer

Mr. Wu, the tea maker of Superfine Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong Tea, was born and grew up in Anxi. His mother is a master of tea baking, under her influence, Mr. Wu started to learn tea-making and managed to bake fragrant tea with coals when he was nine. Mr. Wu worked in a factory in Fuzhou when he was 18 years old, at that time most people there liked to drink Jasmine tea. Mr. Wu had brought some TieGuanYin from his hometown and sent them to his colleagues, which has aroused their great interests. Since then, Mr. Wu began to sell TieGuanYin tea by riding his bike everywhere in his spare time. In 1993, Mr. Wu decided to resign his job and open his own TieGuanYin store. Meanwhile, the government of Anxi county was just put forward a new economic and trade idea – “Teahouse as medium”. So, Mr. Wu and his friends opened the biggest teahouse in local place. At the beginning, they publicized their tea and displayed Anxi tea culture to many places in Fuzhou, by providing free tea-tasting and free tea ceremony performances. Gradually, many people who originally have no idea about TieGuanYin were fond of this tea.

During this time, Mr. Wu also participated in “Anxi Tea tea competition” in 2000. His tea stood out the best among 15000 tea samples, and won the first prize. From then on, Mr. Wu became the real “Millennium tea king” (千禧茶王), and been written into Anxi annals, which is a great honor to all Anxi people. After that, Mr. Wu established the eco–tourism of tea culture and built the Anshan High Mountain Ecological Tea Garden. Besides, Mr. Wu was actively involved in various social welfare activities as long as they are benefit to carry forward the Anxi TieGuanYin tea culture and can lead tea farmers to acquire wealth.

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.

Tie Guan Yin Tea Tree

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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