Tieguanyin 花香铁观音 - Light Roasting
Tie Guanyin - the Iron Goddess of Mercy - is one of the most famous wulong teas in all of China. The floral fragrance, typical of its homonymous cultivar, enchants the palate, bringing to the cup the great harmony of colors of a spring field, and the most mesmerizing creamy taste.
The lightly roasted version is the more traditional, and the perfect choice for the most delicate palates, who will be surprised by the great floral bouquet with lingering notes of orchid and narcissus. The dry leaves are tightly rolled into emerald spheres, that open in the teacup disclosing a sweet scent, and a beautiful green hue that shines in the liquor. The roasted notes only emerge in the aftertaste, like a gentle breeze, leaving a complex flavor in the palate and creating a sense of anticipation for the next brews, and the new sensorial journey that will come with them.
Origin: Anxi, Fujian province
Flush: Spring 2022
Format: 40 gr. Signature pack
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
If you want to experience the intense and fruity aroma of a stronger roasting, try also our High-roasted Tieguanyin.
Tea/Water Ratio: 1 gr. of tea every 25 ml of water
Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 15-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 95-100° C
Number of brews: 5-6
Tea/Water Ratio: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Water Temperature: 100°C
Brewing time: 3 minutes
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing: put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 7-8 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.
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For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
Rest of the World
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. Orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
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This TGY not only delivers on the promise of the predominant flavours of a light roast, but with each infusion it releases honeyed notes that remain vibrant even when the leaf is exhausted. Very good indeed!
Dear Maria Chiara, thank you very much for your kind review: we love to brew this Tieguanyin on every time of the day, appreciating its fruity and floral notes brew after brew.