Notes of peaches, orchids and vegetal flavours.
Gande Town, Anxi, Fujian province, China.
Our Organic Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tie Guan Yin) is a rare find as very few teas in this region are certified organic, adhering to the strict pesticide and farming controls. Made using traditional Tie Guan Yin tea-making techniques, 2 to 3 half matured leaves are hand picked and then rolled into tight balls. The leaf is 30% oxidized, by firstly bruising the leaves in a bamboo drum and then allowing them to rest and gradually wither. The tea brews a bright, golden coloured liquor with a light floral fragrance and sweet long lasting after taste.
Per cup: 1 tsp 90°C 4 minutes
Can be infused up to 8 times.
For oolongs we prefer the gong fu method of brewing, using a larger amount of leaf and shorter gradually increasing steeping times of 30 seconds.
Our Organic Anxi Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tie Guan Yin), is known as one of the Ten Great Chinese Teas and is grown in Gande Town, Anxi, Fujian Province China. In March, 1995, Anxi was named as the “Home of Chinese Oolong Tea” by Ministry of Agriculture and is famous for producing excellent Tie Guan Yin.
In the tea fields in Gande Town, wild flowers grow amongst the tea hedges which attract the insects away from the precious tea leaves. By not using pesticides and relying on the natural flora to protect the tea and promote biodiversity, an outstanding tea is produced with a complex orchid aroma, smooth vegetal body, sweet honey notes and floral undertones. It is resilient to multiple infusions.