This Tie Guan Yin is our house special, is selected to offer a great balance between quality, flavour, scent, colour and price. Tie Guan Yin oolong is highly versatile tea, it is very easy to prepare at home, in the office or on the road.
Tie Guan Yin is also known as Iron Buddha and Iron Goddess of Mercy. This famous Chinese oolong comes from the Anxi County, Fujian, and can be processed in two styles – the unroasted oolong or bouquet style and the browned or roasted style.
This is an unroasted and lightly oxidised Tie Guan Yin oolong tea. The leaves are bright green and rolled, and when infused they produce a light yellow liquor with silky texture and a nice floral fragrance reminiscent of sweet lily and honeysuckle. The flavour is also strongly floral and refreshing with a long lasting aftertaste. The complexity of this tea is best enjoyed when exhaling through the nose while keeping a sip of the tea in the mouth. The strong floral aroma will travel up through the nostrils enhancing the experience.
Being a light oxisidized oolong, Tie Guan Yin is energising and refreshing. It makes an excellent pick-me-up cup to have on the go when more energy is needed, as well as it can be enjoyed in multiple infusions when brewed in gong-fu style to appreciate the full characteristics of this tea.
Alternative Name: Tie Kuan Yin, Tie Guan Yin, Tieguanyin
Normal Brewing Method
Water Temperate: 100 ºC
Tea quantity: 3g tea leaves in a 350ml cup
Steep time: at least 1 minute.
Infusions: about 5 times – don't remove the leaves from the mug, as once the water level is low, simply add more water and keep going until the flavour of the tea is gone
Gong-Fu Cha Brewing Method
Vessel size: 90ml - 180ml
Tea quantity: 1/3 or 1/2 Vol. of vessel capacity
Water temperate: 100 ºC
Pre-heat your tea vessel with boiling water, discard water before putting tea in. Add the tea leaves to the heated vessel. Add boiling water to the leaves until tea vessel overflows. Discard water immediately, this is to rinse and heat the tea leaves before the 1st brew.
1st steep - 5s
2nd steep - 10s
3rd steep - 10s
4th steep - 30s
5th steep - 60s
6th steep - as desired