Popular oolong from Fujian, China. Superior quality. Very good for entering the Oolong world.
Superior Zhengwei Tie Guan Yin Oolong - "Die eiserne Göttin"
This High Mountain Tie Guan Yin, the Iron Goddess, is hand finished and rolled in the traditional way of making oolong. The tea was harvested in the period from October 21st to 23rd, when the north wind comes to Fujian. In southern Fujian, it is said that the tea blown by the north wind is the gold prize tea
This high-mountain Tie Guan Yin is cultivated at an altitude of 1000m by Master Zhang in Da Gu Shan, which is the border between Anxi and Datian counties. The local tea farmers and tea producers in the village rely on natural cultivation. Seasoned oolong tea drinkers can easily recognize the extra smooth texture and flavors of a high mountain tea.
Geruch des Tie Guan Yin
Fresh like honeysuckle and tropical plants, at the same time creamy and warm like shortbread.
Warm and creamy like egg custard with fruity and fresh flavors like star fruit and honeysuckle.
consistency: Medium thickness
Tasting notes from a tea lover trying oolong tea for the first time:
Sweetish, honey, round, warm, mild
Light, tart (spinach? artichoke? asparagus?), green tea note, pleasantly sweet aftertaste
How long should this tea steep?Depending on whether you have the tea western style in a large pot prepare or in the traditional "Gong Fu style" you should note clearly different brewing times:
- For example, if you brew a liter of oolong, you should drink the tea about 3-4 minutes to let go. If it steeps even longer, the tea will be correspondingly more intense. It is best to use 2-3 teaspoons of tea leaves for this amount of water.
- Do you decide for the preparation gong fu style in a gaiwan or a small clay pot (yixing) you should steep the tea for a much shorter time. As is well known, you throw away the first infusion. For the second infusion, a guide value of about 20 - 30 seconds. However, the amount of tea you add is much higher! Use about 3 teaspoons for about 200ml of tea! Due to the short brewing time, the tea does not become too strong. The aroma and the intensity of the taste are overwhelming. Can you spot the different nuances?
Please note that the tea comes in different packaging, but the inside is the same Superior Zhengwei Tie Guanyin.
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How to brew
in Gaiwan / Kännchen mit ca. 200 ml
ca. 6 - 8 g
30 - 60.
as you might have noticed, I have order this particular tee for a friend. He wanted to taste Taiwanese tea from the mountains due to their health benefits.
He hasn't started brewing it yet so I can't give you any feedback.
What I can tell you is that, due to the fact that there is no phone field in the shipping address section (I accept it as a GDPR limitation), the DHL local partner had problems in notifying my friend because of that but eventually the tea was delivered.
So from now on, when I will order tea from you I will add a phone number in one of the shipping address fields.