Tieguanyin Wulong Tea
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Iron Goddess of Mercy

Tieguanyin

9 €

A lightly oxidized tea from the Fujian province of China. It has a fresh taste with floral overtones and can quench your thirst and charge you with the positive energy of the sun-bathed valleys of southern China.

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Additional Information

English name:

Iron Goddess of Mercy

Type and Grade:

Supreme-quality wulong tea.

Chinese:

铁观音

Pinyin:

tiěguānyīn

Name origin:

Tieguanyin means Iron Goddess of Mercy; it’s a traditional name for slightly oxidized wulong teas

Ingredients:

Buds and leaves of Camellia sinensis

Harvest year:

2016

Origin:

Fujian, China

Steeping suggestion:

one serving: 6 grams (0.2 lb)
water: ~ 90 °C, 100-250 ml (194 F, 3-9 oz)
time: 30-60 seconds
number of infusions: 6-7 times
discard the first brew

Packaging and storage:

We pack our teas in resealable insulated craft bags. Tea should be stored in a cool and dry place. The expiry date is stamped on the bag.

Shipping:

Worldwide with Express Mail Service (EMS tracking) or China Post

Product Description

Iron Goddess of Mercy – Tieguanyin

This is a lightly oxidized tea from China’s Fujian province. It has a fresh taste with floral overtones and can quench your thirst and charge you with the positive energy of the sun-bathed valleys of southern China.

Why we like it?

Tea and Zen philosophy have gone hand in hand for many centuries. Making this tea is supposed to invoke the teachings of Buddha. It’s a perfect choice for quiet contemplation. A good way to enjoy this tea is to use a gaiwan or a complete tea set and brew it properly multiple times. Each new brew will have a slightly different flavor. Following these changes is a big part of the tieguanyin experience. It is believed that the last drops of tea in the gaiwan are the most precious because they contain most of the tea’s essence. So, remember to share the last drops of this divine beverage with all your guests. Tieguanyin is one of China’s finest and most famous teas. It’s a must-have for serious tea drinkers. Teaspotting always offers the freshest tieguanyin available at the markets.

Roman’s personal score: 90/100
Miha’s personal score: 88/100

The scores above represent how the Daoli co-founders Miha and Roman feel about each particular tea. The ratings are given on 0 to 100 scale and are absolutely subjective. We simply translate into numbers our first impression about this tea.

The legend

According to a legend the Chinese name of comes from the statue of the Goddess of Mercy that one day appeared in a poor farmer’s dream and show him the place where a tea tree grew that eventually turned the farmer and the whole village very rich.

General steeping suggestions

Tea can be steeped in a tea pot, gaiwan, or a strainer placed right in your cup. Feel free to experiment with time, temperature, and quantity. If tea feels a bit strong or bitter, just use less leaves or steep it for a shorter period of time.

The purpose of the first brew is to rinse the leaves, so it shouldn’t last more than five seconds and should be discarded. Pour the hot water again. This time, steep it for longer periods. Avoid leaving the leaves soaking in water between brews, because it makes tea taste bitter and steals a lot of its flavor. If used properly, about six grams of tea leaves can yield several middle-size cups of excellent tea.

Chinese people enjoy the original taste of tea, so they never use milk, sugar, or lemon.

Steeping suggestion for Tieguanyin

Start with this, then experiment:

  • one serving: 6 grams (0.2 lb)
  • water: ~ 90 °C, 100-250 ml (194 F, 3-9 oz)
  • time: 30-60 seconds
  • number of infusions: 6-7 times
  • discard the first brew

Tieguanyin is a delicate tea, so try not to use boiling water. Half a minute steeping time for the first 3-4 brews. Increase gradually to maintain the desired level of strength.

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Have you tried this tea? Do you have any comments? Please use the space below to share your thoughts and ask us questions.

  • Olga Malinovská

    I usually offer this tea to my guests – almost everyone loves it, so it´s a great success :-) The tea has a delicate taste and a specific aroma, when someone tastes it, it´s always the same reaction: Wow, this is a really good green tea 😉

  • http://www.facebook.com/jan.stajnko.9 Jan Stajnko

    It’s one of my favourites. Tastes amazing and when you open the bag – oh my god, the smell. It smells like spring. I would really suggest this tea to everyone, not just green tea lovers.

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