Tie Guan Yin tea leaves have a very subtle fragrance. Yet, once steeped, a lovely orchid-like fragrance fills the air. Almost heavenly!
It has a sweet honey note with a hint of a floral taste. Refreshing, mild, with a lasting floral aftertaste. This tea will especially please foodies and advanced fans of Chinese tea.
Tie Guan Yin tea is a slightly fermented tea and combine great floral taste and aroma of red/black teas with all the health benefits of green and white teas.
Tie Guan Yin from Anxi area of Fujian Province is one of China’s Ten Famous Tea and this is probably the most famous of all Chinese Oolong teas.
Our Tie Guan Yin is delivered to us directly from the plantations and, therefore, you can be sure of its highest quality.
Tie Guan Yin is believed to help in a number of health matters:
- lowering the risk for developing tumors and cancer due to the antioxidant content of the tea leaves.
- lower blood pressure and may lower risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
- help in efforts to lose weight due to its ability to help lower the intake of fat as well as enhance metabolism.
- strengthen the immune system and keep the health in check.
- enhance bone density.
- enforce resistance to fungi and bacteria that may cause a variety of ailments and diseases.
How to brew Tie Guan Yin:
Boil water and cool it to 90-95°C. Put 3-5 grams of tea into a cup, and add hot water. Infuse tea leaves for 1-2 minutes depending on taste preference. You can vary the quantity of tea depending on your tastes. Each portion of tea may be infused 3-4 additional times.
- Chinese name: 铁观音
- Other names: Iron Goddess, Iron Guanyin, Ti Kuan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Iron Buddha tea
- Origin Place: Anxi, Fujian province
- Harvest time: May, 2016.
- Hand made into small, rolled up, jade colored leaves.
- Delightfully fresh floral taste and aroma
- Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
We also recommend trying Lao Tie Guan Yin tea.
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