Traditional Tie Guan Yin

Our Traditional Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea has a very pleasurable slightly smoky taste of toasted seeds and cocoa with a nutty and sweet aftertaste that goes well with almost any food. This is a very good tea to sere at the dinner table.

Our Traditional Tie Guan Yin is the roasted variation which is the traditional way of processing this tea. The leaves are partially oxidised and then roasted over charcoal, producing a toasty, slightly smoky flavour. The dark, rolled leaves can be infused multiple times, but they won’t unfurl fully due to the high fire treatment. The golden orange infusion has a sweet and toasty aroma.

Tie Guan Yin is also known as Iron Buddha and Iron Goddess of Mercy. This famous Chinese Oolong comes from the Anxi County, Fujian, where it grows in the iron-rich soil of the mountains, and dates back to Qing Dynasty. Tie Guan Yin can be processed in two styles – the green or bouquet style and the browned or roasted style.

Roasted Tie Guan Yin is pleasantly warming and comforting in cold weather. This tea can be consumed now, but it also matures well and can be successfully aged so storage is an option.