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Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea(Iron Goddess of Mercy)-#2

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Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea(Iron Goddess of Mercy)-#2

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SKU: ESO-FUJ-008

2016 New Spring tea is now available.

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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-008
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 Lite 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 $6.00
Packing & Weight 50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.

Reviews

  1. Review by Cassandra Clark
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    Floral and sweet with a medium body and lingering finish. (Posted on 1/21/2016)

  2. Review by Rachel Miller
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    A really great tea! (Posted on 1/29/2014)

  3. Review by Francis Reid
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    This is a wonderful TGY. I steeped it in Kongfu style with my BW Gaiwan(I bought from ESGREEN too!) And I got a pleasant brew with quite a bit of depth out of 7 steepings. (Posted on 1/6/2013)

  4. Review by Francis Reid
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    This is a wonderful TGY. I steeped it in Kongfu style with my BW Gaiwan(I bought from ESGREEN too!) And I got a pleasant brew with quite a bit of depth out of 7 steepings. (Posted on 1/1/1970)

  5. Review by Rachel Miller
    Score

    A really great tea! (Posted on 1/1/1970)

  6. Review by Cassandra Clark
    Score

    Floral and sweet with a medium body and lingering finish. (Posted on 1/1/1970)

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