Tie Guan Yin

R168.00R178.00

This premium Oolong is one of the Top Ten Chinese Teas. This is a semi-oxidised tea that lies between black and green tea, is light in caffeine and heavily rolled.

A fresh, floral aroma and concentrated taste that remains long in the mount. It is full-bodied with a somewhat orchid-sweet flavour.

20 Servings | Biodegradable Tea Bags | Two infusions

25 Servings | Loose Leaf

 

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Description

Tieguanyin means “Iron Goddess”. It refers to Guan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Mercy. It is said that this tea was gifted by Guan Yin herself to a lowly farmer in exchange for his compassion. He would tend daily to an abandoned Iron statue of the goddess.

Oolong is a partially oxidized tea. The leaves are sun withered and then dried on bamboo baskets indoors, which are turned every two hours and shaken to break leaf cells. The leaves are put through a hot panning machine when they reach a low oxidation level and are then allowed to dry overnight. The next day the leaves are wrapped in large cloth bags of up to 9kg and rolled in a special machine to bruise the leaves, up to 60 times in some cases, also contributing to the leaves being in little balls. The leaves are then dried in large ovens.

Produced in the Anxi province of Fujian, it is loved for its fine, dark leaves.

Directions: 1 level teaspoon per 200ml water. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes

Ingredients: Tie Guan Yin Oolong

Origin: China

Status: Not Organic. Contains Caffeine

Options: Loose Leaf and Biodegradable Tea Bags

Additional information

Weight 50 g
Dimensions 8 × 4.5 × 18.5 cm
Packaging

Our packaging is 100% Plastic Free, sustainably sourced and 100% recyclable.

Disclaimer

Contains Caffeine – Not suitable for children, during pregnancy or while breast feeding.

Produced in a factory that uses peanuts and tree nuts.

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