We are producing a high quality and clean Tie Guan Yin (EU-compliant) .
Due to the high temperautre (as a result, more pests) in Anxi and vast yield of Tie Guan Yin from this county, many tea gardens in Anxi have not practiced natural farming. Fortunately now we are having an ecological tea garden in Taozhou of Anxi now. This is the result of many years efforts. The tea garden is located in the mountain area of Taozhou, where is the origin of Jinzhang River and has very good forestry covering. And we have prohibited the application of pesticides and herbicides in this tea garden, with a area of 15ha, for many years. The ecological system in the tea garden has developed and achieved sound balance. The yield from the tea garden is also controlled. We only harvest Spring crop and Antumun crop. (In Anxi, most of the tea gardens have harvest of Summer crop, even Winter crop). By this way of farming, the tea quality will not deteriorate and it also helps form sound ecological system.
In Oct.15th, the farmers are harvesting the Autumun crop Tie Guan Yin. It is ideal weather for good Oolong Tea. It has been sunny for quite a few days. And the temperature is low to around 20℃. The tea shoot has grown to the right tenderness for oolong tea.
Tie Guan Yin is the oolong tea made by the Tie Guan Yin tea cultivar. This is high plucking standard for Tie Guan Yin. Most of the the leaves are one bud two leaves and three leaves. (The common Tie Guan Yin is made by one bud three leaves).
The tea leaves are withered outside in the evening and then sent indoor for further withering. The Zuo Qing, Tossing Green (semi-fermentation) will be conducted at night.
In the next morning, the semi-fermented tea leaves will be fried and rolled. And then it comes the special processing of Tie Guan Yin, Baorou (Bag Rolling). The tea is packed in a big cloth bag, and the bag will be tightened. By this, the tea body will turn into the ball shape.
This is the tea after Baorou (Bag Rolling). The tea stalk is still with the leaf. The stalk will be removed later by hand sorting.
The tea is sent for final dry. This is Qing Xiang Tie Guan Yin. The temperature can not be very high during the drying (baking).
This is the final product.
How Does It Taste: It gives charming orchid like flowery flavor and the taste is delicate and smooth, with deep aftertaste. And ss with all great quality oolong teas, this is a tea that may be reinfused several times (Nai Pao).
How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tie Guan Yin oolong tea: Check out this step by step process:
For more information of Tie Guan Yin, please visit our blog, wufeng-tea.com/tie-guan-yin/
Tie Guan Yin oolong tea and a range of other premium loose Chinese teas are available for bulk purchase at Wufeng Tea. Wufeng Tea.