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Tie Guan Yin [Qing Xiang 清香 (light or green)] Oolong Tea

Tie Guan Yin [Qing Xiang 清香 (light or green)] Oolong Tea

$13.00

Simply put...

A beautiful flowery tea with a delicate aroma, clean fragrance and taste.  

In more depth...

Tea Name : Tie Guan Yin [Qing Xiang 清香 (light or green)] Oolong Tea

Tea Maker : Mr Wang

Origin : Lutian Tea garden, [270 mu]

Size : Lutian moutain, Lutian town, ANXI city, Fujiang province

Harvest Time : Spring 

Cultivar : Tie Guan Yin

Plucking standard : Two leaves and bud, 2nd grade

Processing : Traditional Oolong tea processing [plucking, sun withering, cooling, tossing, withering [includes some oxidation], fixation, rolling, drying]

Experience : Flowery, delicate tea with a light green liquor

How to prepare tea [Gaiwan]

Amount of tea : 5g 

Water temperature: 80 C

Infusion / brewing time: 1 minute then 45 seconds there after as desired

There is a depth of flavour that develops over multiple infusions of the same leaves.

Number of infusions: 5

How to enjoy: No sugar, no milk.

How to prepare tea [Western Style]

Amount of tea per pot (200 ml) - 5g (2 teaspoon)

Temperature of water - 80℃ / 176℉

Infusion time - 2 mins 1st infusion, 1 minute subsequent.

Number of infusions - 6+ / 

There is a depth of flavour that develops over multiple infusions of the same leaves.

How to enjoy - No milk, no sugar

Tie Guan Yin is a light tea and so is great in the afternoon or as an after dinner drink.

Tales of the Tea Trade : Tie Guan Yin

We have often been asked why we didn't hold this famous tea [we only added this to our collection in October 2019] - the answer is simple : we hadn't found the right tea : and that means the right combination of profile, approach to the land, people, human connection....for us there should be no 'rush' : this will only force bad decisions. So we waited and worked until we made progress...

Since Michelle visited Anxi in 2016 and returned empty handed we have searched for the perfect TGY for Comins. Due to the popularity of TGY many farms do not need to worry about the use of pesticides - their crop will always sell regardless - something that made our search even harder. This year however, through our growing network of like minded Tea humans we tried Mr Wangs tea & now you can try it too.

Located on Lutian mountain Mr Wang produces certified organic TGY using traditional processes. 'We started soil improvements and growing  organically in 2003 and in 2009 invited European support to help reach the standards necessary for our organic tea products to comply with the EU organic standards - this happened in 2010'

What's the motivation for this (undoubtably more difficult) approach?  He told us that he had seen too many farms using fertilizer and pesticides before 2003 and how this seemed in direct contrast to many consumers becoming more health conscious and  looking for natual grown organic healthy products. 'I hope those consumers and all people can drink healthy tea' he shares.

 


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