Traditional Tieguanyin

not baked

Tieguanyin, or 'Iron Goddess of Mercy', is an oolong from Anxi, Fujian created in the traditional method, meaning this tea is more oxidized than its green counterparts. This longer oxidation leads to a very sweet and warm profile with undertones of fresh flowers. The aroma combines notes of acacia honey and caramelised nuts, while the flavour blends pecans, stewed peaches, and orchids with a lingering buttery aftertaste and smooth mouthfeel.  

This tea was created by Master Chen (read the blog), a tea master whose goal is to find a balance between mainstream bright green Tieguanyin and traditional deeply oxidised oolongs; a Tieguanyin processed in the Taiwanese way, Master Chen would say. With Anxi moving away from age-old tradition, this style of tea is becoming more rare; let us hope that tea masters continue to strive to keep the tradition alive. 

Also available with a second roasting for a deeper flavour as our Baked Traditional Tieguanyin.


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:  Orchid, acacia honey, stewed peach
  • 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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