Top Grade Floral Anxi Tie Guan Yin Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong
This is no doubt one of the best Tie Guan Yin on the market, sourced directly from the master Zhou in Anxi, Fujian province, hand picked and processed with great care. The best Tie Guan Yin tastes very delicate, has complex floral notes of Jasmine and Orchid. The liquor is very clean, has strong fruity notes of peach or papaya, sweet and soothing, full bodied, with strong aftertaste or saliva producing quality.
The authentic high quality Tie Guan Yin should have the shape of so called "Qing Ting Tou", meaning Dragonfly Dead. The quality of Tie Guan Yin as well as taste are traditionally graded into four types, Zhen Wei, Xiao Zhen, Xiao Qing, and Tuo Shuan. Zhen Wei is the best among them and Tuo Shuan is the inferiors grade.
The Tie Guan Yin mother tea plant can be seen directly behind Victoria in the picture below, who is sitting beside the historic marker.
Oolong tea has many health benefits, mostly known as skinny tea.
Each small pack weighs 8g, a standard size for gongfu tea brewing.
Origin: Anxi county, Fujian province, China
Harvest time: April 2021
Caffeine level: Medium
Food Pairing: This tea pairs well with seafood, savory food, Chinese dumplings, scone or other sweet or light desserts.
This exquisite tea has intense aroma, with hints of orchid and osmanthus flowers, a fresh depth, clean and sweet taste, and a full bodied flavor that lingers in your mouth and nose.
210oF, one pack 8.3g for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 0.5-1minutes, 10 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommend to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of the tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.