Tie Guan Yin Oolong

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Oolong Tea

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Description

Tie Guan Yin – Sweet with a fragrant finish with hints of orchid-like flavor.

Ingredients: Oolong tea
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: China
Region(s): Fujian Province
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Low
Infusion: Pale green yellow liquor, tending slightly amber

Vacuum sealed bag to keep freshness of tea leaves


Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:

Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot.
Briefly infuse with freshly boiled water and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste. Milk & sugar are not recommended.
Ideal brewing temperature: 85ºC/185ºF.

Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.
Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.
Ideal brewing temperature: 85ºC/185ºF.

Oolong tea is semi fermented which is one of the reasons it has such a unique character. The semi fermentation gives the tea a little bit more body than a green tea but less body than a black tea and interestingly it gives the flavor a very unique twist.

You will see (particularly in the infused leaf) that the edges of the leaves are slightly bruised (brownish). The reason for this is that the leaves are lightly bruised to start the oxidation process. Because they are more full bodied than green teas, oolong teas must not be picked too early or at too tender a stage. They must be produced immediately. Unlike leaves for green tea, those destined to be oolong are wilted in the direct sun and then shaken in tubular bamboo baskets to bruise the leaf edges. The bruising is what makes the edges oxidize faster than the center. After 15-25 minutes (depending upon ambient temperature and humidity levels) the tea is fired, locking in the special flavor profile.

There are several grades of Tie Guan Yin (a.k.a Iron Goddess of Mercy). The 100g package is the premium grade-below the superior grade but has many of the characteristics of top Ti Kuan Yin Oolongs.

It has been written that Tie Guan Yin is at first bitter, then sweet and finishes with a fragrance, which lingers on your palate. We find this particular grade is sweet with a fragrant finish and has no bitter notes.

The name Iron Goddess of Mercy came from a farmer named Mr. Wei. At the temple dedicated to Kuan Yin he was asked what is the name of his special tea. It must be called Ti Kuan Yin in honor of the iron statue to Kuan Yin he replied. As the name was a good one, it has never been changed.

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 26 × 13 × 5 cm
Size

100g, 300g

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