Tie Guan Yin "Iron Goddess" Oolong Tea

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Tie Guan Yin tea is a type of Oolong tea, and is perhaps one of the most revered and sought after type tea in China. Sometimes also written as Ti Kuan Yin or Iron Goddess Oolong Tea, it is both tasty and beneficial for your health. It is high in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants. Here are some facts about our Tie Guan Yin "Iron Goddess" Oolong Tea:

  • Grown and produced in Anxi, Fujian
  • Pale yellow-green colored tea when brewed
  • Delightfully fresh floral taste and aroma
  • Low levels of caffeine.

Western Method:

  1. Put 5 grams of tea in a 355 ml teacup
  2. Add boiling water at 100 degrees Celsius
  3. Let steep for 3-5 minutes
  4. Pour into your glass infuser cup and enjoy your tie guan yin "Iron Goddess" oolong tea!
  5. You can re-steep the same serving of tea several times for different flavours!

Chinese Gongfu Method:

  1. Use 7 grams of tea with a 110 ml gaiwan.
  2. Use water at 85 degrees celsius.
  3. The first steep is used to rinse the tea/teacup.
  4. The second steep is for 15s.
  5. The third steep is for 25s.
  6. The fourth steep is for 35s.
  7. The fifth steep is for 45s.
  8. The sixth steep is for 55s.
  9. The seventh steep is for 75 s.
  10. The eight steep is for 85s. 

Tie Guan Yin tea is a slightly fermented tea, that sits between highly fermented black teas and unfermented green and white teas.  This allows it to combine the best of both worlds – the great floral taste and aroma of black teas with all the health benefits of green and white teas.

During production it is hand rolled into small, compact leaf balls.  This is where it gets it’s name –Tieguanyin means “iron” in Chinese, because when you drop the tea into a pot or cup it pings just as a small iron ball when it hits the bottom.

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