The Red Heart Tie Guan Yin tea is very carefully processed by local families to provide for beautiful flavours, light but complex aromas and wonderful tea liquor. This 2023 spring harvested Guan Yin offers exceptional quality. The tea has delicate and light flavour but complex aromas and wonderful tea liquor with smooth and creamy mouthfeel lingering in the mouth and through for a long time.
This premium Tie Guan Yin tea is made from "Red Heart" or Hong Xin varietal, which is one of the oldest tea bush for making Tie Guan Yin tea. They grow on one of the highest mountains in inner Anxi County, south-east of Fujian Province, China. Part of our signature collection of light & fragrant (or Qing Xiang) Tie Guan Yin Oolongs since our tea shop is opened.
For making Tie Guan Yin, the top 3-4 leaves with a stem are plucked when leaves are grown-up and matured and they become very big and thick. There are two harvest seasons – May for spring harvest and October for Autumn harvest – the flavour of each season is unique. The plucked leaves will be withered under sun for a short time and then moved to indoor for oxidization and rolling process forms tight pellets and create a complex range of flavours which slowly emerge when brewed. Tea then is dried and finally stems will be removed by hand one by one.
Packaging: This tea is individually packed in a small foil bags that each contains 8g of tea. You could also choose a stand up paper foil bag. Unfortunately, the tin box is currently out of stock.
Boiling water | 2 – 3g leave for 350ml | infuse for about 2-3 mins | refill as needed
Gong Fu Approach:
Water temperature: boiling water
Tea leaves to water ratio: 8g for 160ml
Warm all the tea vessel
1st infuse for 30 secs
2nd – 3rd infuse for about 15 secs
4th – 6th infuse for about 30 secs
7th - 8th infuse for about 1 mins
Please adjust the quantity of tea leaves, water and brewing time for your taste.