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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 was plucked the day before cold dew, one of the twenty-four traditional Chinese solar terms. Though the dry leaves of this tea look less tender than spring tea, they have a richer, longer-lasting floral flavor. Compared to our more standard Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea, Zheng Wei has a more pronounced floral touch rather than a grassy note, and yields a bright yellowish broth with a prominent refreshing milky taste. This tea withstands up to 6 infusions or more.

(Tips: Tea harvested during the period of three days before to four days after Cold Dew is called 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 covers a total area of about 35,000mu at an altitude between 700 and 1200 meters. It is located in Anxi’s Yunzhong Mountain Natural Reserve Area, in the junction of Futian, Gande, and Taozhou. With superior natural conditions, a well-preserved ecosystem, dense forests, and abundant wild resources, An Shan is truly a heaven-sent place for growing tie guan yin trees.

An Shan Tea Garden

 

Tea Farmer

Mr. Wu, the maker of this tea, was born and grew up in Anxi. Under the influence of his mother, a master of baking tea, Mr. Wu began to learn the craft and managed to bake fragrant teas with coal when he was nine years old. He moved on to work in a factory at 18 years old during the time when most people there liked to drink Jasmine tea - so Mr. Wu, having recently purchased some tie guan yin from his hometown, sent it to his colleagues and greatly aroused their interest. Since then he has sold tie guan yin tea in his spare time by riding his bike everywhere.

Meanwhile, the Anxi county government had just put forward a new economic and trade idea, “teahouse as a medium”. So Mr. Wu and his friends opened the largest teahouse in the area. At the beginning they publicized their tea and displayed Anxi tea culture to many places in Fuzhou by providing free tasting and ceremony performances. Slowly, many people who had originally never heard of tie guan yin became quite fond of it.

During this time he also participated in the Anxi Tea Competition in 2000. Mr. Wu’s product stood out among 15,000 other participants as the best, and won him first prize. From then on he became the real “Millennium Tea King” and was written into the Anxi annals. After that, he established the eco-tourism business for tea culture, and later built the An Shan tea garden. Mr. Wu is actively involved in various social welfare activities towards the Anxi tie guan yin tea culture and local farmers.

Origin

Anxi lies in the southeast of Fujian at a total area of almost 3000 square kilometers. The environment here is perfectly suitable for planting tea trees, with an average temperature between 16 and 20C and average precipitation about 1700mm per year. According to the records in the Anxi County Annuals, tea production here began during the Tang Dynasty, expanded through the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and truly flourished during the last century, resulting in a history of over a thousand years. In March 1995, Anxi was named the Home of Chinese Oolong Tea by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Map of Anxi

 

Tea Bush

C. sinensis varietal Tieguanyin is a shrub with a medium-sized oval leaf, and spreads through sexual propagation. The leaf is deep emerald-green in color and is thick yet fragile, with beautiful purple-red buds. It has earned the moniker “delicious but difficult to grow” since only fertile soil, qualified tea shrubs, and appropriate planting and cultivation methods are able to produce the highest quality and yield of tie guan yin.

Tie Guan Yin Tea Tree

History

Tie Guan Yin is the representative Chinese oolong. Oolong was first developed during the early 1700s in the Fujian area as a cross between non-fermented green and white teas with fully-fermented black teas, combining the best of both. Oolong tea quickly gained popularity throughout eastern China and Taiwan, and in the early 1970s it gained traction in Japan as well, and from there spread to the rest of the world. Fujian, the home of oolong tea, still produces the finest.

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