Charcoal-baked Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea
- Production area: Anxi, Fujian
- Tea type: Oolong tea
- Harvest season: In spring
- Harvest date: June 22, 2015
- Dry leaf: Tightly twisted, neat, black green in color.
- Aroma: Charcoal baked aroma mixed with a bit of sea sedge notes.
- Liquor color: Clear golden yellow with slight red hue.
- Mouthfeel: Balanced, smooth, lighted charcoal baked flavor with gently flowery flavor
- Tea species: Zheng Cong Tie Guan Yin tree
- Tea garden: Long Juan stream tea garden
- Baking temperature: Lightly roasted with charcoal fire for 3 hours at the temperature of 100℃.
- Caffeine Scale: Low
- Storage: Keep this tea in an airtight container away from high temperature, sunlight, moisture and abnormal taste.
- Shelf Life: 36 months
Tie Guan Yin tea (TGY) requires great skill while the baking process in comparison to the regular fresh-scent (lightly baked) TGY. The technology of baked type includes slow roasting of fresh-scent type over charcoal fire (100℃) for about 3 hours. This adds some golden yellow and some light red hues to the liquid of clear TGY liquor. When first brewed, you can feel the hint of flower sweetness and baked notes, which provides smooth taste. During the following brewing times you will get the clear tea with more distinctive baked notes. Starting from the third brewing you can feel the sweet aftertaste with more floral scent. This tea is not overwhelming or bitter even after the fifth brewing, having a pleasant long lasting taste.
Recommend Brewing Guide
Teapot: 17 oz / 500 ml
212℉ /100 ℃
Use 2 Tablespoons / 8 Grams Tea
Brewing time: 6-10 mins
Chinese Gongfu Way
Gaiwan: 3 oz / 85 ml
212℉ /100 ℃
Use 7 Grams Tea
6 steeps : rinse,15s,20s,30s,45s,50s,60s…
Rinsing time is around 3 seconds