Tie Guan Yin

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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.

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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.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 180°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 2 minutes.

Other Brewing Options:

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.

Ingredients:

Spring 2017 Tie Guan Yin oolong tea,

Origin:

Imported Directly: Anxi, Fujian, China

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.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 180°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 2 minutes.

Other Brewing Options:

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.

Ingredients:

Spring 2017 Tie Guan Yin oolong tea,

Origin:

Imported Directly: Anxi, Fujian, China

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10/26/2013

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

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5 Stars
5/1/2013

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)

5 Stars
3/4/2013

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)

5 Stars
2/2/2013

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)

5 Stars
4/26/2014

I believe that this is the best tea I have ever tasted! When I close my eyes while drinking Tie Guan Yin oolong tea, I feel happy and peaceful.

(1)

5 Stars
7/27/2017

I have no doubt that I will be ordering more of this! Tried it today for the first time and it is delicious! Already on my second cup!

(0)

5 Stars
10/28/2017

I can not say enough good things about this glorious tea. This tea is exquisite with floral notes that aren't over powering. Sometimes it even tastes buttery and caramel like. I drink this tea throughout the day at work, sometimes I have to walk away to help a customer while I'm brewing. Even when I have left it brewing for way longer then I should, it still has a great refreshing taste. Even the 5th brew is delicious! (And I suspect you can brew it even more) I drink this tea most often without any additions, but a small amount of sugar brings out this teas natural sweetness and really makes it sing!

(0)

5 Stars
9/9/2018

I selected it as a free sample and am now making it a tea I will always have on hand. Years ago in "Korea Town" in Los Angeles I tasted a tea so light and elegant with such a unique flavor that I have long remembered it. This tea is very similar with it's light color, mild and refreshing taste, and complexity of successive infusions is very special.

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5 Stars
2/17/2013

We received this first as a sample and just love it so ordered more.

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5 Stars
4/13/2012

I love the way the leaves unfurl - it's absolutely gorgeous, and reminds me of some other very fine oolongs I've tasted. This tea is fairly floral and sweet, though still keeping that nice, grassy "oolong flavor." It does like to be infused many times, and changes its flavor substantially. But if you had any doubt as to whether or not you like oolong, this tea will decide it for you.

(0)

5 Stars
11/7/2012

This tea is one of my favorites. I love it's subtle flavor, it doesn't go bitter after several flushes like I have experienced with other oolongs.

(0)

5 Stars
12/26/2013

I received this tea for Christmas and it is one of the best Tie Guan Yin oolong teas I have ever had.

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