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Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea(Iron Goddess of Mercy)-#1

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Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea(Iron Goddess of Mercy)-#1

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SKU: ESO-FUJ-011

This is the top level Tie Guan Yin. Plugged from high altitude tea treas and hand made by traditional method. Leaf vein and edge very obvious after steeping.

Packing in aluminium coated kraft paper bags.

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This is probably the most famous of all Chinese Oolong teas.

Tie Guan Yin is the most famous tea bush in Anxi City, which lies in Fujian Province. “Tie” meaning “iron”, refers to density of this tightly twisted tea or its dark oxidized color. It is a common Chinese habit to describe heavy objects with this term “Guan Yin” is the name of the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion. Also known as the “Iron Goddess of Mercy” and the tea is as magnificent as its name implies.

There are many legends surrounding the origin of its name and one of it tells the story of a kind-hearted but poor farmer named Wei Yin.

Despite working hard every day to make a living, Wei Yin would spend his free time tending an abandoned Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) temple he found near his place.

One day, he fell asleep in the temple and dreamed about the Goddess telling him to look for a cave behind the temple.

There, he found a single tea shoot where he took home and planted it in an iron pot. Slowly, it grew into a tea bush with exceptional quality tea leaves.

Wei then gave cuttings to his neighbors and friends to grow. The County soon prospered due to the popularity of the tea.

Tie Guan Yin can now be found in the menu of most Chinese restaurants throughout the world.

 

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SKU ESO-FUJ-011
Chinese Name 铁观音(tiě guān yīn)
Other Names Ti Kwan Yin, Anxi Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy
Grade Premium
Shape Hemisphere/Granular
Growing Area An Xi, Fujian Province of China
Harvest Period Around Gu Yu, April 20th.
Processing Technique Semi-fermenting Tea, Kill Green(Deactivation)→Rolling and Kneading→Desiccation(Baking)
Appearance Tightly curled dark jade green leaves.
Aroma Strong long-lasting orchid aroma.
Liquor Yellowish green, bright and clear.
Tasting Notes Once steeping, the amazing orchid-like fragrance will fill the air, very obvious. It has a sweet honey note with a hint of floral taste. Refreshing, mild but lasting floral aftertaste.
Teaware Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Gong Fu Tea-set, Piao Yi Tea Maker, Zi Sha(Purple Clay Pot)
Water Temperature 90℃(194℉)~95℃(203℉)
Steeping Instructions Warm the teapot(Gaiwan)→Add tea leaves→Moisturize and wash the leaves with hot water then pour out the liquid immediately→Add hot water and steep for 10-20 secs for the first infusions.Gradually extend the steeping time for the next infusions.
Storage Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.
Country of Manufacture China
Price $12.50
Packing & Weight 50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.

Reviews

  1. Review by Enid Leroy
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    It is different from the one I bought last time. It looks greener, lighter, but the floral is way too strong than before. I like the tranditional light orchid aroma. I won't buy it again if you guys can't keep the aroma the same! (Posted on 1/24/2016)

  2. its quite a balance taste as it brings the intensity up while remaining sweet and refreshing. Review by Andreas
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    The tie guan yin, -iron goddess of mercy #1 is a wuite soft tie guan yin compare to the ones i have tried, but very well balanced taste in every side of it, it is an excellent tea which i like to drink , share with friends a family , having a very fruity taste accompanied by the intense grassy, floral tie guan yin taste, its quite a balance taste as it brings the intensity up while remaining sweet and refreshing. (Posted on 12/10/2015)

  3. Review by Bill Clinton
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    I brewed the TGY in my gaiwan gongfu style. My study room was filled with a succulent amazing orchid aroma. The flavor was phenomenal! (Posted on 1/1/2015)

  4. Impressive quality tea! Review by Aaron S.
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    This is easily the best Ti Kwan Yin I’ve ever had. ESGREEN packed it into separate double layered vacuum bags. Each bag is made for one time brewing, which is very thoughtful. Meanwhile,this packing well maintained the original aroma of this tea.
    It gave off a kind of "cold fragrance" once the vacuum bag opened. A typical orchid aroma mixed with a hint of grass. Fresh and sweet.
    I brewed it gong fu style, just finished my 6th infusion and it’s still producing a decent cup!
    The leaves were fully expanded. Each one of them was complete and resilient.
    Impressive quality tea! (Posted on 8/22/2013)

  5. Review by Kur Schmidt
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    While the finished brew is a pale yellow-green in color, the aroma and flavor of this tea is sweet and smooth, with a light peach note-orchid flavor? Little acidity, which is just right for this type of oolong. (Posted on 1/9/2013)

  6. Review by Kur Schmidt
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    While the finished brew is a pale yellow-green in color, the aroma and flavor of this tea is sweet and smooth, with a light peach note-orchid flavor? Little acidity, which is just right for this type of oolong. (Posted on 1/1/1970)

  7. Review by Bill Clinton
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    I brewed the TGY in my gaiwan gongfu style. My study room was filled with a succulent amazing orchid aroma. The flavor was phenomenal! (Posted on 1/1/1970)

  8. Review by Enid Leroy
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    It is different from the one I bought last time. It looks greener, lighter, but the floral is way too strong than before. I like the tranditional light orchid aroma. I won't buy it again if you guys can't keep the aroma the same! (Posted on 1/1/1970)

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