TieGuanYin Oolong - 鐵觀音

TieGuanYin Oolong - 鐵觀音

Our TieGuanYin fills your palate with notes of nectarine and honeydew and has a heady, floral aroma of gardenia and mulberry. If you drink green tea or black tea you will come to appreciate this premium and sophisticated oolong. A green tea drinker can appreciate its strong floral fragrance sans grassiness and black tea drinkers will appreciate its nuttier and sweeter taste sans “astringency.” Smooth and subtle, a great introduction to Oolong for green and black tea drinkers.

TieGuanYin are extremely rare and hard to come by, especially one of this caliber.  It was crafted using traditional Formosa oolong methods: medium oxidation at roughly 35% to bring out fruity notes, rolling, and a firing to halt the oxidization process.  Compare with other unroasted TieGuanYin oxidized to 20% and taste the difference!

Steeping Instructions:

Prepare 3 grams of tea leaf (slightly less than a teaspoon) per 100ml of water(about half a cup).

For the first two steeps, 92°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.

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