Ti Guan Yin20% off. Low in stock.
Also known as Iron Goddess of Mercy or Iron Buddha, traditional versions of this most famous tea are heavily roasted, but this modern style is green, unroasted and lightly oxidised, which emphasises the wonderful buttery vegetal flavours.
50g – 50 cups | 20p per cup
(based on 3g/serve, infused 3 times)
Origin: Anxi County, Fujian Province, China
Picked: Spring 2018
Cultivar: Tie Guan Yin, Camellia sinensis sinensis
Rolled ball oolong from Anxi County is one of China’s most famous oolong styles. The tea is named after the cultivar used – tie guan yin – and it is known for its intensely floral and buttery fragrance and aftertaste (hou yun). The infusion is bright yellow-green and refreshing.
Note the difference between the leaves of Anxi rolled ball oolongs, which are separated from the stem, and those of Taiwan, which are left intact on the stem.
Use 3-4g (about 1tbsp) per 200ml. Infuse for around 1 minute, and reinfuse 3 three times, increasing steep time each time. Water temperature should be about 80-90°C.