A lesser-known type of tea, oolong tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make black and green tea. The difference is in how the tea leaves are processed. Unlike black tea, which is fully oxidized with deep black leaves, oolong tea is partially oxidized. (Green tea leaves are steamed or pan-fired during processing, which prevents them from oxidizing.)
Tie Guan Yin is a legendary oolong tea in China, a semi-oxidized tea. It is high in amino acids, polyphenols and antioxidants all working to benefit your health, such as purify blood vessels, reduce skin aging, prevent cavities.
Our fine version of Tie Guan Yin is grown in the AnXi region of Fujian Province, an area famous for the quality of its oolongs. There the mountainous terrain provides the perfect mixture of high altitude, moisture and rich soil to grow this tea.
Delicate and smooth, this oolong tea combines intriguing lingering floral aroma, lightly orchid and gentle astringency with a natural sweetness that is unique to this type of tea.
Tie Guan Yin is extremely time-consuming to produce and it goes though a dozen distinct steps in the processing. They are rolled into traditional way.
How can I benefit from oolong?
How to brew Tie Guan Yin
1.Place 2-3 teaspoons of tea leaves per cup of water (250ml) inside your teapot. If you wish to drink a stronger tea, you may increase the amount of tea per cup.
2.The ideal water temperature should be around 95-100ºC (203ºF – 212ºF).Use boiling water to rinse the leaves briefly and pour the water off.
3.Then steep for 2 to 5 minutes. The longer you steep the stronger the tea.
4.Chinese oolong tea may be reinfused sometimes as many as 6-7 times.
Keep airtight in a dry and cool place and away from light to preserve tea in its original flavor, color and taste. Store it in a fridge is a recommendation.