Tie Guan Yin - Selected Grade

Our specially selected grade Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea is chosen for its wonderfully long lasting and strong floral aromatic fragrance that is reminiscent of sweet lily and honeysuckle and orchids and it’s rich and creamy flavours that linger in your month for ages.  This tea is refreshingly invigorating and energising.  The leaves are bright green and rolled into tight little balls, and when infused they produce an elegant light yellow liquor a with silky texture.  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.

Our Tie Guan Yin makes an excellent pick-me-up cup to have on the go when more energy is needed.  The leaves can be enjoyed for multiple infusions and when brewed in the gong-fu style you can fully appreciate the full characteristics of this complex tea.

This tea is individually vacuum packed in a small foil bags that each contains 8g of tea. Each tin contains 8 x 8g foil bags.

TASTING NOTES

Wonderfully long lasting and strong floral aromatic fragrance that is reminiscent of sweet lily and honeysuckle and orchids and it’s rich and creamy flavours that linger in your month for ages.  This tea is refreshingly invigorating and energising.  The leaves are bright green and rolled into tight little balls, and when infused they produce an elegant light yellow liquor a with silky texture.  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.

ORIGIN

Tea Master: Mrs. Cai

Tea Origin: Inner Anxi County, Fujian Province, China

HARVEST TIME AND PROCESSING

Spring harvest - May 2021

Tie Guan Yin leaf is only plucked when the leaf is grown-up and matured and this leaf becomes 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 leaf (the top 3 – 4 open leaves with a stem) 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 the stem will be removed by hand one by one.

COMMON BREWING METHOD

Water: soft water

Water temperature: 100°C 
Leaf to water ratio: 2g for 100ml water

Preheat the tea wares. 
Brewing time: 

   1st brew for about 2 minutes

   2nd brew for about 1 minute

   3rd onwards for 2 minutes or longer
Tips: Please remove the lid while you are waiting for subsequent brewing. Tea leaf will be over steamed and get oxidised if the lid is not removed.

GONG FU BREWING METHOD

Water: soft water

Water temperature: 100°C 
Leaf to water ratio: 8g for 180ml water

Preheat the tea wares. 
Brewing time: 

   1st brew for about 20 seconds

   2nd to 3rd brew for about 10 seconds

   4th onwards for 30 seconds or longer 
Tips: Please remove the lid while you are waiting for subsequent brewing. Tea leaf will be over steamed and get oxidised if the lid is not removed.

The aroma and flavour will be more concentrated by using Gong Fu style so that you can notice the fine detail more and enjoy the fresh and original flavour from each brew.

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