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Organic Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess) Oolong Tea

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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

     

    Brewing directions:

     

     195℉ / 90℃ 
     
     5gr     3-4min 
     
     6gr    rinse. Then 5 infusions:  10sec + 5sec each additional time

     


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