What a foolishness it would be to through away any part of a tea plant, especially branches. Within Tie Guan Yin tea manufacturing process tea branches are a side product. They are dried, aged for 2-3 years, steamed and gently roasted. They then undergo a traditional process that includes separate roastings in wood fired, iron cauldrons. Patient roastings slowly develop the distinctive flavor and aroma. When you brew it, you get a mellow roasted aroma, smooth texture with a light woody, chocolate flavor. Very delicious drink with a low amount of coffein, warm or cold. We do recommend the following setup: 5 g of tea branches, steeping for 1-2 minutes at 90-95 °C, multiple brews... and no need to be scared of the dragon stretching out his talons!
- Fujian, Anxi
- loose tea