Traditional Tieguanyin


Tieguanyin, or 'Iron Goddess of Mercy', is a classic Chinese tea from Anxi, Fujian, China. Unlike most modern production of this tea, this oolong was created in the traditional manner, with more oxidation. This tea was also baked at higher temperature and for longer time than usual, giving it a rich amber color and a deep taste.

The aroma of this roasted tieguanyin is a blend of freshly baked farm bread and toasted nuts with a sweet jasmine undertone. Tasting the tea, you are greeted with notes of caramelised hazelnuts, honeyed bread, stewed nectarines, and toasted grains, perfect for a cool day when you need a warm-tasting cup of tea. 

This tea has the distinction of being made by Master Chen, a tea creator who has a great love for the classic production of Tieguanyin, rather than the more modern bright green Tieguanyin. Supporting tea masters like Mister Chen keeps tradition alive for future generations to treasure! 

Also available without an additional roasting, our Not Baked Traditional Tieguanyin offers a milder and more refreshing alternative.


Master Chen brewing two of his traditional Tieguanyin during our visit to his factory.

  • ORIGIN:  Longjuan, Anxi, Quanzhou, Fujian, China
  • MEANING:  Iron Goddess of Mercy (tie guan yin)
  • CULTIVAR:  Jinguanyin
  • HARVEST TIME:  Spring 2018
  • TASTE:  Stewed nectarine, jasmine, toasted grain
  • PRODUCER:  Master Chen

  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • 4 infusions: 30, 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan.



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