"Iron Goddess" Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

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A young monk once asked the wise tea master Lao Cha 

– Sensei, why is Tie Guan Yin such a famous tea? Why does everyone love it? 

– It’s because it takes a real tea master to produce this tea. The leaves have to go through so many steps: tossing, roasting, rolling, etc. But once it’s ready – oh, how good it tastes! Try this one – it’s so light and floral. It tastes like late spring itself. 


Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea 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 Quanzhou, Anxi County, Fujian Province, China
Harvest date: May 2020
Plucking Standard: One bud and two or three leaves
Dry Leaf: Loosely 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
Taste: Strong and obvious floral taste at the beginning, with a very sweet finish 
Caffeine: Low


How to brew loose leaf tea, Western Method:


Brewing guidelines:

     210℉ / 99℃ 

 4g    3-4min 

 6g    Rinse. Then 10sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion

How to brew loose leaf tea, Gong Fu style: 

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