Anxi Tieguanyin Roast 碳焙铁观音 Charcoal Baked
Tea Name:Roast Anxi Tieguanyin Tea Charcoal Baked Oolong Tea 碳焙安溪铁观音茶
Other names:铁观音,Ti Kwan Yin, Anxi Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy
Hand rolled and moderately baked by charcoal. The tea has been charcoal-fired in small batches to produce the deep green color and rich flavor that have made this tea special. The aroma of the dry leaf is deliciously sweet while the mellow honey infusion is soft, smooth and fruity. It tastes a bit sweeter and smoother than regular fresh Tie Guan Yin, and the taste stay long afterwards. It is definately for someone who prefer more roasted charcoal oolong tea.
Origin:An Xi,Fujian Province
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
Brewing Guide:We recommend using Chinese Yixing (purple clay) or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot 1/4 to 1/3 full with tea leaves, or 2 grams of tea leaves for every 150ml of water if you are not using Yixing teapot. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 100°c (212°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing.
This is probably the most famous of all Chinese Oolong teas. The name Tie Guan Yin means "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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