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Vintage Tieguanyin 1995

 

Robust and flavourful, this Tieguanyin differentiates itself from most other teas with that name: an intense roasting and ageing for more than twenty years has transformed the usual fruity and floral profile into deeper notes of cocoa, roasted wheat, and straw, with the consistency and rich aromas of orange or raspberry liqueur. A tea to offer to distinguished guests or enjoy as an after-dinner digestif, it can produce several infusions to sustain a long afternoon or evening.

Among our other Tieguanyin selections from the Taiwanese tea master Chen, our vintage selection represents some of his true masterpieces, and, in addition to this one from 1995, we also offer his Tieguanyin 1997 and 2000.

 

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:  Tieguanyin
  • HARVEST TIME:  1995
  • TASTE:  Cassis, cocoa, roasted wheat
  • PRODUCER:  Master Chen


Preparation
IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • 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.