Jade Iron Goddess | Qing Xiang Tie Guan Yin

234 Kč

Tie Guan Yin 铁观音 (also known as Ti Kuan Yin, Iron Buddha and Iron Godness of Mercy) is one of the most popular oolong tea in China as well as in many parts of the world. It is produced in Anxi County of Fujian Province. Qingxiang 清香 means "light aroma" and this type of Iron Goddess started to be popular in 1980s. It is less fermented and less roasted than Nong Xiang Tie Guan Yin 浓香铁观音 (heavy aroma type) so its character is closer to green tea. The flavor of Qingxiang type is very fragrant and refreshing, the taste is moderate mellow. The tea liquor is of jade green color. You can notice that used tea leaves also look green with not many red edges than the Nongxiang type.

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Tie Guan Yin 铁观音 (also known as Ti Kuan Yin, Iron Buddha and Iron Godness of Mercy) is one of the most popular oolong tea in China as well as in many parts of the world. It is produced in Anxi County of Fujian Province.

Qingxiang 清香 means "light aroma" and this type of Iron Goddess started to be popular in 1980s. It is less fermented and less roasted than Nong Xiang Tie Guan Yin 浓香铁观音 (heavy aroma type) so its character is closer to green tea. The flavor of Qingxiang type is very fragrant and refreshing, the taste is moderate mellow. The tea liquor is of jade green color. You can notice that used tea leaves also look green with not many red edges than the Nongxiang type. On Chinese market, the Qingxiang type Tie Guan Yin is a dominant one. The overall young tea drinkers prefer the refreshing flavor and moderately strong taste of Qingxiang Tie Guan Yin. While the elder and experienced tea drinkers somehow are inclined to choose the Nongxiang type Tie Guan Yin for its heavy roasted ripe flavor and stronger taste.

Tie Guan Yin is also the name of a tea cultivar of Anxi. In the market you will find a few other Oolong teas which look like Tie Guan Yin and also come from Anxi and nearby areas like Huang Jin Gui, Ben Shan,  Mao Xie and Jin Xuan. They have their own specific characters and properties. Plucking of Tie Guan Yin starts at the end of April when tea leaves already grown up a bit. Its plucking style is a bud and three to five leaves. Tie Guan Yin can be harvested from April to September with good results. Each time period gives the tea leaves specific quality attributes.

Product Details

GT0576-50

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Country
China
Location
Fujian, Anxi
Cultivar
Tie Guan Yin
Form
loose tea