Authentic Anxi Tie Guan Yin Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong 铁观音
Tie Guan Ying is one of the most revered and sought after oolong teas in China. Sourced directly from the master Zhou in Anxi, Fujian province, hand picked and hand rolled. The authentic high quality Tie Guan Yin should have the shape of so called "Qing Ting Tou", meaning Dragonfly Head. 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.
This tea is aromatic, creamy, full bodied, with sweet and enduring finish that lingers in the mouth and nose. It can sustain as many as ten infusions. Oolong tea has many health benefits, most known as skinny tea.
The Tie Guan Yin mother tea plant can be seen directly behind Victoria in the picture below, who is sitting beside the historic marker.
Origin: Ture 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 a good balance of intense aroma, with hints of orchid and Osmanthus flowers, a fresh depth, sweet taste, and a full bodied flavor that lingers in your mouth and nose.
210oF, 7 grams (2 tbsp) 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.