Tie Guan Yin - Selected Grade (2022 spring harvest)

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.

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: Inner Anxi County, Fujian Province

HARVEST TIME AND PROCESS: the top 3-4 leaves are harvested in May 2022. 

The tea leaves for making Tie Guan Yin are only plucked when they are grown-up and 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 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.

PackagingThis 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. 

BREWING TIPS

Normal Approach:

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. 


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