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Tie Guan Yin

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 180°F
  • Timer 2 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 180°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 2 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 2 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Other Brewing Suggestions

Infuse a tablespoon of leaves in a small pot for just about a minute. The tea is then re-infused and served 2 or 3 more times. Each infusion yields a different liquor and experience from the proceeding cup.

Price: $5.00

Amount
1oz$5.00
2oz$10.00
4oz(20% off)$16.00
8oz(35% off)$26.00
16oz(45% off)$44.00
4oz Tin w/ Label$19.50
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100 Pyramid Sachets$35.00
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Tie Guan Yin is sweet and thick with a hint of orchid aftertaste. The look of this brew is a subtle yellowish-green, and the first steeping unfurls the rolled tea leaf to reveal large, juicy green leaves. It tastes much like its aroma: Bright and incredibly fresh, with sweet, mellow grassy undertones. This oolong holds up to a surprising number of re-steepings, rewarding the palette with various incarnations of sweet, smooth, tangy, and lively flavors.

Extra Info:

The name Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) came from a farmer named Mr. Wei. At the temple dedicated to Guan 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 Guan Yin he replied. As the name was a good one, it has never been changed.

Ingredients:

Spring 2016 Tie Guan Yin oolong tea,

Origin:

Imported Directly: Anxi, Fujian, China

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Reviews:

10/26/2013
5 Stars

ONE OF THE BEST TIE GUAN YIN EVER HAD. BEAUTIFUL. THE COLOR, SHAPE AND SIZE OF THE UNCURLED LEAVES ARE AWESOME, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH

(7)

5/1/2013
5 Stars

When prepare and brew correctly this tea will provide you with a great sense of taste and smell. At first drink it goes down very smoothly and the after taste is a bit sweet and tangy. This is my go to tea when I want to wind down and read a book.

(5)

3/4/2013
5 Stars

Love this tea. Took some to work and my coworkers tried it and also loved it. Gave them the website and some names of other teas we like.

(3)

2/2/2013
5 Stars

This tea is very easy to brew and won't become bitter even if you oversteep it. You can get 3~4 steeps out of a normal teapot or 10+ out of a gaiwan before it even begins to lose flavor. The taste is smooth, nutty, and a little buttery... tasty every time and absolutely stunning when you brew it just right. Hands down the best oolong I've ever tasted.

(1)

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