Tie Guan Yin Oolong 150g Loose Leaf Tea
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Loose Leaf Oolong Tea
Tie Guan Yin, or 'Iron Goddess of Mercy', is one of China's most renowned oolong teas and is steeped in colourful legends of divine apparitions and hidden treasure. It is cultivated in Anxi in Fujian Province, South East China, nurtured by Fujian's mild climate and plentiful rainfall.
A complex process involving different stages of plucking, withering, drying and fine rolling produces crinkly, delicate leaves of very lightly oxidised tea. The liquor is a rich golden colour, the aroma sweet with hints of fruit and the flavour complex, honeyed and with caramel notes.
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Use 1 rounded teaspoon per person and 1 for the pot. Boil fresh water, leave to cool for 1 minute then pour on. Allow to steep for 1 to 2 minutes, with no need to add anything for the perfect flavour. Leaves can be steeped 3 or 4 times.
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