Tie Guan Yin is produced by implementing the heavy tossing procedure and pan-frying at moderate temperatures. This unique technique makes Oolong tea form its signature green leaves with red edges.
Compared to other Chinese teas, the making process of Tie Guan Yin is the most complicated one, and the heavy tossing (yaoqing) is considered to be the most critical step. It is the key stage to form the Guan Yin Yun (观音韵) and the distinctive floral fragrance of Tie Guan Yin that makes it unique.
Traditional Tie Guan Yin has a higher degree of fermentation than most other oolong teas. Its mellow, soft and long-lasting lingering taste will make you crave for more.
• Place of Origin: Xianghua, Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China
• Tea Garden: Wu Hua Shan Organic Tea Garden (800 meters above sea level)
• Tea Type: Oolong tea
• Harvest date: May 28, 2017
• Plucking Standard: One bud and two or three leaves
• Dry Leaf: Tightly rolled into a semi-ball with some similarities to the shape of a dragonfly head; black-green color
• Aroma: Pleasant floral fragrance with a slight milky aroma
Liquor: Bright and clear, light golden color
• Taste: Strong and obvious floral fragrance at the beginning, with a very sweet aftertaste
• Caffeine: Low (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)
• Shelf Life: 2 years
195℉ / 90℃
6gr rinse. Then 5 infusions:
10sec + 5sec each additional time