Tie Guan Yin is one of the best known Chinese Oolong teas.
The tea has a unique, soft character with a very flowery aroma reminiscent of orchids with a marvelously long lasting taste.
Tie Guan Yin is a semi-fermented tea with only 30% oxidation, making it a green Oolong.
During processing the dark green Tie Guan leaves are rolled into small tight pearls and dried so they keep this shape.
During brewing the leaves unfurl and show the full beauty of unbroken tea leaf. The tea is named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy; Guanyin.
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Tea Garden For China Tie Guan Yin Oolong
The Wangjia tea garden is part of the famous Fujian province and has an altitude of approx. 700m just above the town of Fu’an.
The garden is perfectly manicured and includes a number of small hillsides. Unusual for China, harvest at Wangjia takes place only twice per year.
The tea garden produces predominantly high quality Oolong teas and a few black teas.
How To Brew
1 – 2 tsp for 0.3l
Repeat brewing of up to 3 to 5 times is possible