Tie Guan Yin

Chinese Anxi Tieguanyin Tea

Tieguanyin tea (铁观音 tiě guān yīn), is traditional Chinese tea, belongs to the category of Oolong tea, is one of China's top ten famous tea. Originated in Xiqiao Town, Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, discovered in 1723-1735. "Tieguanyin" is both the name of the tea, but also the name of the tea tree, Tieguanyin tea is between green tea and black tea, are semi-fermented tea, Tieguanyin unique "Kwun Yam Yun" fragrance Yayun brewing natural orchids Fragrant, pure taste of pure, fragrant aroma long lasting, "seven brewing so fragrant reputation." In addition to the general health functions of tea, but also has anti-aging, anti-atherosclerosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, weight loss and bodybuilding, prevention and treatment of dental caries, heat and fire fall, the enemy sobs and other effects. Tieguanyin contains high amino acids, vitamins, minerals, tea polyphenols and alkaloids, a variety of nutritional and medicinal ingredients, with health care functions.

The finished product of Tieguanyin can be divided into three types, such as Faint scent type, Luzhou flavor type and aged tea flavor type, according to the fermentation degree and production process.

Faint scent Tieguanyin (清香型): Slight fragrance, taste is lighter, tongue is slightly sweet, biased in favor of modern technology system, currently has the largest share of the market. Fragrance Tieguanyin color is green, clear soup, aroma fragrance, floral obvious, taste mellow. As the new tea is cold, can not drink too much, otherwise there will be a certain degree of injury stomach, insomnia.

Luzhou Tieguanyin (浓香型): Luzhou has strong flavor, mellow flavor, long, relatively heavy sweet, is  roasted and then processed into tea products with the traditional process. Luzhou Tieguanyin has the characteristics of "fragrant, rich, alcohol, sweet" and so on. The color is bright, the color of the soup is golden, the aroma is pure and the flavor is heavy. Relatively the fragrance, the Luzhou Tieguanyin is warm, has Spleen warm stomach and other effects.

Aged tea flavor type Tieguanyin (陈香型): Aged tea flavor is called old tea, the Luzhou flavor or Fragrance Tieguanyin is stored for a long time and is reprocessed again and again. It is also a semi fermented tea. Aged tea flavor type Tieguanyin has "thick, mellow, smooth, soft and other features, shows the color of black, rich soup, cotton tiangan alcohol, aloes coagulation rhyme. Its characteristics and tastes are close to Pu'er tea, black tea and dark tea, and have a heavy historical and cultural precipitation.

Want to taste the authentic taste of Tieguanyin tea, you have to start from the water, tea, brewing time, use trays, bowls and other related to tea, pure water, natural spring water.

  • The first step, wash the cup
    Washing tea with boiling water to improve tea temperature
  • The second step, put the tea
    Put the tea, tea amount can be according to the personal preferences, (strong tea or light tea)
  • The third step, brewing tea
    Lift the boiled water into the tea set, the water turns the tea to reveal the dew
  • The fourth steps, wash tea
    After about 5 seconds, poured tea out to warm the cup
  • The fifth step, scrap tea
    Gently scrape the foam with the lid to make the tea clean and fresh
  • The sixth step, pour tea
    Soak the tea in 15-30 seconds and pour it into a small cup
  • The seventh step, smell fragrance
    Pick up the lip and observe the ground, smell tea fragrance
  • The eighth step, taste tea
    First smell its fragrance, then taste it, drink while sniffing, drink slowly.

Note: The first time of tea will usually be discarded, due to tea early open, leaving the dust surviving, astringent taste is also slightly heavier, not suitable for entrance. This tea will be used to warm the cup. Then you can officially Tieguanyin brewing, and good Tieguanyin can be brewed 6-7 times in a row, brewing time by the number of brewing time can be extended, according to personal taste, choose the water time.

Anxi Tieguanyin is a kind of precious natural beverage, which has the function of beauty and health care.

  • Beauty, weight loss and anti-aging
  • Prevent cancer and increase intelligence, make people smart
  • Refreshing
  • Inhibition of cardiovascular disease

What effect Tieguanyin ?

Anxi Tieguanyin tea is divided into special grade, grade one, grade two and three according to its shape, aroma, soup color, taste and leaf base.

Tieguanyin  identification method is to "look dry appearance" and "wet evaluation of the endoplasmic reticulum (brewing with flush water )" these two procedures.

How to distinguish good tieguanyin?