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Tie Guan Yin Mountain Oolong (鐵觀音)

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Tie Guan Yin (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 Tie Guan Yin oolong tea comes from medium mountain plantation. Taste depends on mountain height – the higher than taste is more deep and refined. Tea leaves are machine 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.

Additional information

This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences 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.

rudi hermawan 23/03/2023
Brief (5-10 seconds) steeps in 90 Celsius water.
Liquor is a clear amber-yellow in look.
Taste is clean with a subtle toasted note and an aftertaste that is somewhat floral.
Mouthfeel is slightly sticky with no astringency.
Empty cup leaves a soft sweet smell.
Wet leaves are deep olive-green in color with lots of steams, giving off a toasted bread aroma.
Flavor intensity starts to mellow down by the 5th infusion, thus best to steep longer from here onwards.
A (1 minute) steep in the next infusion still has no astringency and gives a longer aftertaste with a slight dryness at the roof of the mouth.

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