Tie Guan Yin

Our Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea is refreshingly invigorating and energising. It has a truly beautiful and addictive (you will not be able to stop smelling it) floral fragrance reminiscent of sweet lily and honeysuckle or orchids.  The flavour is rich and creamy that is gently sweet and fresh on the tongue and has hints of vegetation, caramel and chestnut. The flavour lingers for a very long time.  

Our Tie Guan Yin has been selected by us to offer a great balance between quality, flavour, scent, colour and price.  Tie Guan Yin Oolong is a 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 which has deep green colour, or a roasted style (check our Traditional Tie Guan Yin) which has dark brown colour.

Being a light oxidised Oolong this 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. 

ORIGIN

Inner Anxi County, Fujian Province, China.

HARVEST TIME AND PROCESSING

Autumn harvest (October 2019). 3 to 4 slightly open leaves are hand-picked and partly oxidised and then dried.

COMMON BREWING METHOD

Water temperature: 100°C 
Leaf to water ratio: 1g per 100ml.
Brewing time: About 3 minutes.
Tips: Adjust the leaf to water ratio if you prefer to shorten the infusion time or for lighter and stronger taste.
Recommended Water: Try to use natural mineral water.

GONG FU BREWING METHOD

Water temperature: 100°C (try to use natural mineral water) 
Leaf to water ratio: 8g per 150ml.
Brewing time: About 10 seconds for the first 3 infusions and 20 seconds or longer for later infusions. 
Tips: Try to use a large Gaiwan or Yixing Teapot with a round body so there is plenty of space to allow the leaves to open. Pre-heat your preferred vessel with boiling water.

This tea can be brewed by both normal way and Gong Fu style, but 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 of from each brewing.