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Anxi Tie Guan Yin

Anxi Tie Guan Yin

$8.95
Product code: 186

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

An all-time favorite of Chinese oolong tea lovers. This beautiful emerald green tea is named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. Poets of the Middle Kingdom have described this premium tea for its purifying taste, bringing you into a peaceful, meditative state of mind.

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Our tea masters travelled all the way to Anxi to source the most authentic Tie Guan Yin (also known as 'Ti Kuan Yin' or 'Tie Kuan Yin'), the most famous oolong tea from China. The Tieguanyin you see on this page is the result of visiting over 15 different tea farms and tasting more than a hundred types before we made our choice.

When it comes to the appearance, the fairly compressed leaves are pretty. The natural mix of green colors is a pleasure to look at, and reminds you off the view of a walk in the forest. The color pallete also kind of looks like our Tai Ping Hou Kui green tea. While looks matter it can sometimes be misleading. The fragnance, taste and after taste is what eventually closed the deal for us. The flowery aroma, sweet taste, and complex texture of this tea is like a gift from nature. The way one experience a tea can sometimes be quite personal, but we're sure that this Tie Guan Yin will not dissappoint you.

When you take a sip of this tea, you'll notice that the tea liquor drinks very smoothly, and it will not leave a dry taste in the back of the mouth like mediocre oolong teas. If you believe oolong tea isn't something for you because it's bitter, then you probably haven't tried a good one yet. It's the teas that consists of broken leaves or dust that steep a very bitter cup. Some low grade Tieguanyins sometimes even have a high level of stem content, increasing the weight of the tea, which is very misleading for customers. This is what you don't have to worry about at all. Our tea experts already have curated the best Tie Guan Yin from Anxi for you. It consists mainly consists of full leaves releasing only delicate soft and smooth flavors. The best part is that you can brew the same leaves up to 8-9 times, and enjoying the nuances in flavor at every step. Better value, you can't get!

Tie Guan Yin tea & weight loss

The polyphenol compound found in Tie Guan Yin and other Oolong teas is very effective in controlling the fat metabolism of the body. It activates certain enzymes and thus enhances the functions of the fat cells in human body. Daily consumption of oolong tea can reduce risk of obesity or support you in loosing weight.

How to steep Anxi Tie Guan Yin tea?

Preheat your teapot with hot water and remove the water. Place 1-2 teaspoons of tea for every 225ml of water and boil your water at 100ºC (203ºF). Steep your leaves for one minute in the first and second brewing and then increase your steeping time and temperatures in the next ones. The Anxi Nature Reserve Tie Guan Yin can be brewed for up to 9 times without losing its flavor and taste. The third or fourth brew taste usually the best.

Which region of China is Anxi Tie Guan Yin from?

As the name already implies, this Tie Guan Yin comes from Anxi Nature Reserve in Fujian Province, which has been a prosperous tea growing region throughout history, and a major tea export area since the Song dynasty.

Why is this oolong tea called “Tie Guan Yin”?

The name of Tie Guan Yin tea is named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guanyin, who is known in Japan as Kannon and in Korea as Guam-eum, due to the tea’s unique purifying and meditative flavor, which are qualities always associated with Guan Yin.

What’s the name of Anxi Tie Guan Yin Tea in Chinese?

Anxi - 安溪 - ān xī

Tie Guan Yin - 铁观音 - tiě guān yīn

Oolong Tea - 乌龙茶 - wū long cha

Additional Information

Steeping time 3-4 min
Steeping temperature 100 °C - 212 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tea Year 2015
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content medium
Tea Region Anxi County
Tea Province Fujian

Customer Reviews

Review by Aaron
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I loved this and you can't beat that price. I loved the aroma of the tea and the cup after drinking.

I preferred the second steep to the first it was hard to figure out why, something about the floral notes in the aroma changed and I liked it. (Posted on 5/7/15)
Review by MBS
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This is an excellent tea! My whole family loved it. (Posted on 1/31/15)
Review by C
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Tie Guan Yin just happens to be favorite type of oolong, in my experience. These leaves are very bright jade green and have the fragrance of fresh veggies. I used a teaspoon and a half of leaves for a 12-13 ounce mug.

Steep #1 // five minutes after boiling // 1 min steep after a quick rinse
This oolong has slight fruity notes but also almost on the verge of being savory: slightly salty, more vegetal, buttery. Kind of tastes how it looks as the leaves: salty seaweed! But in the best way! Not my favorite type of oolong, but if it's a good savory oolong, it can be delicious even if it isn't my favorite flavor.

Steep #2 // just boiled // 2 min steep
Another delicious cup that is both more fruity with hints of peach and pineapple and also has stronger hints of the savory flavors: salty, brothy. So as the leaves unravel, it's just more flavor overall. I just love how the flavor shifts around in the mug as you're drinking, like a wispy mystery. Very nice. (Posted on 8/17/14)
Review by CrunchyGuero
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My tea arrived in my mail box yesterday fresh from China and I just got a chance to sit down and enjoy a cup. Mmmmmm. I love this tea. I will certainly be sending this as a gift to people I love.

My favorite aspects of this tea are the wonderful jade color of the leaves, the aroma that I can't quite identify, it's quite unique, and the flavor, of course. (Posted on 7/12/14)
Review by Pablo calderon
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Given the price, its taste is just wonderful. Very smooth and pleasent, reminds me like being in a mountain after the rain has pass. Keep the good tea coming! (Posted on 4/29/14)
Review by Jacky
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When it comes to Tieguanyin, it's so hard to say whether it's worth the price. The price difference from low to high grade is very large. Your tea, I have to say is amazing given this price. I look forward to even more high-end Tieguanyin on your website. (Posted on 9/10/13)
Review by Micheal Z.
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I usually only drink white teas and some green teas. This is my first time to try a oolong tea. I read online that the taste of Tie Guan Yins are usually closer to green and white teas, so I decided to try this one.

And indeed it felt very close to the taste of white teas, but a more intense mouthfeel than the usual silver needle whites I drink. I imagined most oolongs to look very much like black tea, so this experience was great for me.

If you like teas with a clean and light taste, this one is good. However, if you expect a heavy tea for in the morning, don't get this one.
(Posted on 3/31/13)
Review by Emma J.
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One of my best TKY experiences so far from an online tea store. I like the flavor, it's has the solid taste of a good Tie Kuan Yin and great floral aroma. (Posted on 2/11/13)
Review by Jessy
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I found the leaves look beautiful after steeping. A nice combination of dark and light green leaves twisted in interesting and exotic shapes. It has light but fresh smell, and slightly grassy smell of green teas. The taste is light complex with floral notes. My husband and I liked it a lot, my son didn't like it. (Posted on 2/11/13)

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