Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea (鐵觀音)
- Region: Mu Zha, Taipei
- Harvest: 2020
- Availability: In Stock
Tie Guanyin (Iron Guanyin) is a mainland tea tree from Anxi County, Fujian Province. The place of the first appearance of this tea in Taiwan is the area of Muzha.
This Tieguanyin oolong tea comes from three plantations, which situated on different mountain heights – low, medium and high. Taste depends on mountain height – the higher than taste is more deep and refined. Tea leaves from low and medium plantations are machine cut and leaves from high plantation are people hand cut.
This is Medium Fermented Heavy Dried Oolong. The final stage of production is roasting for many hours at a low temperature.
Effects for the body
Tie Guanyin gives strong and balanced effect on the body - strength and energy. Suitable for a vigorous morning, for a long and stressful working day.
Delicately hand-rolled into small, green-yellow coloured balls. According to one of the versions, the similarity of tea leaves with drops of frozen iron is the reason for the appearance of the epithet "iron" in the name.
Clean and clear brew is bright amber. Tea has floral aroma, with a strong lilac hint. Taste is very rich, slightly sweet, refreshing, with bright notes of lilac. Aftertaste is fresh, bright, extraordinarily long, with notes of lilac.
Warm up the tea vessels with the boiling water.
Use 3-5 grams of tea leaf per each 200 ml of water.
Fill and drain the leaves with the water of 90-95°C (195-205°F).
Only after that brew with 90-95°C (195-205°F). Brew time - up to 1,5-2 minutes.
The tea leaves should uncurl for full flavor.
You can brew it few times.
This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.
You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.
Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.
The tea significantly speeds me up, not for everyday drinking, as for me it's a good Fridays tea (=
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Tea production is a series of various steps, which starts with freshly-plucked leaf and ends with dry tea leaves which are ready to brew. Some steps are common for all kinds of tea and (plucking, sorting etc) and other are unique for different kinds of tea. Fermentation is one of them and tea is often described as either not-fermented, semi-fermented or fermented.