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No. 157 - Tie Guan Yin "Iron Goddess of Mercy" Oolong Tea

Quick Overview

Tie Guan Yin "Iron Goddess of Mercy" Oolong Tea is a type of Oolong tea, and is – deservedly – one of the most revered and sought after type tea in China. Sometimes also written as Ti Kuan Yin or Iron Goddess Oolong Tea. Apart from its amazing taste, this tea also has great health benefits, being high in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.

Tie Guan Yin is a slightly fermented tea, that sits between highly fermented black teas and unfermented green and white teas. This allows it to combine the best of both worlds – the great floral taste and aroma of black teas with all the health benefits of green and white teas.

During production it is hand rolled into small, compact leaf balls. This is where it gets it’s name – Tieguanyin means “iron” in Chinese, because when you drop the tea into a pot or cup it pings just an small iron ball when it hits the bottom.

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History

Ti Kuan Yin is the highest quality form of Oolong Chinese tea. Oolong teas were first developed during the early 1700's in the Anxi, Fujian area of China. As a cross between non fermented green and white teas, and the fully fermented black teas, that combines the best of both in a single tea, Oolong teas quickly became popular all through eastern China and Taiwan. In the early 1970's Oolong Tea became widely popular in Japan, and from their spread to the rest of the world. Anxi, the home of Oolong tea's, still produces the finest Oolong teas.


About Farmers

Mr. Lin Xingbiao has been a professional tea farmer for thirty years. Born in a traditional tea family, he was deeply influenced by his family and built his own tea factory in 1966. With the gradual growth of his factory, he is trying to seek the common development between enterprise and tea farmers.

He thinks that the most challenging factor is the weather. If tea leaves suffered from bad weather, the yield would be reduced and the quality would not reach the standard.

If tea leaves suffered from cold weather, straws would be used to cover them and protect them from being frosted. This is what Mr. Lin gets from his experience over the years.

Therefore, the first priority is to strictly control product quality and ensure its reputation. Mr. Lin, together with his tea factory, will continue to provide high-quality tea leaves and regularly increase the number of tea factory which provides the healthy and natural tea beverage for the public.


Where is this Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea produced?

Anxi, which is famed in Fujian China for producing the best Tie Guan Yin teas, and is in an area with a mix of mountains, forests, small creeks and quality tea gardens.  As the origin of Tie Guan Yin, the tea producers in this area strongly recognise the importance of the ecology to their tea, and work hard to preserve both the local tea culture and natural environment.

Map of Fujian province


Brief Health Info

Tie Guan Yin tea is the premium form of Chinese Oolong teas. Being lightly fermented, these teas are high amino acids, vitamins, polyphenols and antioxidants. These combine into a tea that reduces cholesterol and helps reduce hardening of the arteries, and so can help reduce risks of heart attacks. The antioxidants it contains can also help guard against some forms of cancer, and also help fight the affects of aging and bacterial infections.


Additional Information

Ingredients Oolong Tea
Product of: China
Region(s) Fujian Province - Anxi County
Antioxidants High
Caffeine Low
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk No
Sugar No
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 2.87 fl oz / 85 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 212 F / 100 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 7 g
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) Rinse, 15s, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 75s, 85s
Western Method (Water Amount) 16.9 fl oz / 500 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 212 F / 100 C
Western Method (Amount) 1 Tablespoon
Western Method (Time) 3-10 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes No