2012 NATC - Traditional TieGuanYin Category - 1st Place
TieGuanYin, translated as “Iron Goddess of Mercy,” is a tea with legendary roots. Tea made from this cultivar’s leaf boasts a flavor that is unique and varied. Some sommeliers claim to detect a faint pine flavor, while others describe a tingling sensation in the mouthfeel as the defining feature of the cultivar. In either case, TieGuanYin is fast gaining popularity in the West as a loose-leaf favorite.
Admire the handsome qualities of this tea; the leaf is a deep forest green with red tinges along the edge and on the stem, indicating oxidization beyond green oolong, yet far from dark oolong. The greenness of the leaf indicates a masterful roast; lower temperature over a longer period of time to prevent leaf burn. Taste TieGuanYin’s characteristic piney note and tingling mouthfeel accompanying peachy flavors, along with the roast-imparted cinnamon cookie flavor that is sure to please even the most particular tea enthusiast.
Prepare 3 grams of tea leaf (slightly less than a teaspoon) per 100ml of water(about half a cup).
For the first two steeps, 95°c water for no longer than 60 seconds will provide plenty of flavor. From the third steep onward it is fine to add up to thirty additional seconds per steep. This should provide between four and six re-steeps depending on the quality of the tea. For larger vessels (teapots of over 500ml) re-steep potential is usually lower.
The second dark roast oolong in our collection was crafted using organic, Taiwanese origin tea leaf grown at 1,400 meters elevation. The ...from $10.00
The second dark roast oolong in our collection was crafted using organic, Taiwanese origin tea leaf grown at 1,400 meters elevation. The result speaks for itself: the roast imparts a rich, malty flavor in the front end, and a coffee-like texture in the liquor itself. The use of high mountain...
The flavors of this tea are malty sweet, with an understated citrus finish. Like all good roasted oolong, the liquor has a mouth-waterin...$15.00
The flavors of this tea are malty sweet, with an understated citrus finish. Like all good roasted oolong, the liquor has a mouth-watering effect in the aftertaste. The second and third steep have less roasted flavor and exhibit more fruitiness. We definitely recommend steeping at least twice to bring out...
The newest addition to our collection of single-source high mountain organic oolong is here! We used our Organic Mountain, following our...from $10.00
The newest addition to our collection of single-source high mountain organic oolong is here! We used our Organic Mountain, following our philosophy of only using the finest leaf as a base for all our roasts, and crafted it using the classic DongDing-style method. This results in bold, unmistakable roasted oolong...