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TIE GUAN YIN IMPERIAL oolong tea

Oolong Tea from China

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STEEP TIME
7'
QUANTITY OF TEA
0.2oz / 30cl
TEMPERATURE
203°F / 95°C
TIME OF DAY
Evening
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Tie Guan Yin literally means "Iron Goddess of Mercy" in Chinese. It is a oolong tea with intermediate oxidation (30%).

Tie Guan Yin Imperial is the highest quality Tie Guan Yin tea. The leaves are almost dark green, with a slightly yellow tint around the edges. It produces an amber liqueur with a hazelnut-like, flowery bouquet.

Long lasting taste in the mouth, this is a tea of great delicacy. The fresh planty notes really linger. Good presence of very rich, varied notes. 

 

 

Dryleaves

Appearance: leaves rolled into balls.

Color: dark green, khaki and brown.

Scents: very fruity, spicy, planty and toasted.   

Brewed leaves (infusion)

Appearance: big opened leaves. 

Color: brown red. 

Scents: toasted (hazelnut and toast), a very rich fruity bouquet with a strong presence, as well as a few vanilla and planty notes.

Liquor

Color:

Texture in the mouth: slightly astringent. 

Flavor:

Aromas: fruity (fruit in syrup and cooked fruit), spicy, planty, woody (dried wood), toasted (hazelnut). 

Story: Produced in the district of Anxi, Tie Guan Yin is one of China’s most popular oolong teas. Its name refers both to the tea and its cultivar – a tea bush with fleshy, oval leaves, also known as Guan Yin with the Red Heart because of the violet-red color of the young buds.

A traditional Tie Guan Yin must have a “taste of fire” – the mineral and roasted notes that come both from the oxidation, pushed as far as 30% (30% or the leaf surface is blackened, mostly around the edges, while 70% remains green), and the quite protracted firing at the end of the manufacturing process. 

Wonderful with dark chocolate!

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