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Anxi Tie Guan Yin

Anxi Tie Guan Yin

Product code: 186

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

An all-time favorite of experienced Chinese tea lovers, Anxi Tie Guan Yin was lauded by poets of the Middle Kingdom for its purifying taste, which brings the tea-drinker into a peaceful, meditative state of mind. 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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Tie Guan Yin (also known as 'Ti Kuan Yin' or 'Tie Kuan Yin') most famous oolong tea from China.

Can drinking Anxi Tie Guan Yin Tea help me lose weight?

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 95ºC (203ºF). [a1] 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 tasted. The third or fourth brew tastes 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 Nature Reserve Tie Guan Yin – 安溪铁观音- ān qī tiě guān yīn

Tie Guan Yin- 铁观音 - tiě guān yīn

Oolong Tea – 乌龙茶 – wū long cha

How is Anxi Tie Guan Yin written in other languages?


Alternative names: ti kuan yin, tie kuan yin, tieguanyin

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 MBS
This is an excellent tea! My whole family loved it. (Posted on 1/31/15)
Review by C
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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