What is tieguanyin ?

Last Updated On September 06, 2018

Tieguanyin tea, is traditional Chinese tea, belongs to the category of green 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.


Anxi Tieguanyin was found in the rock stream, someone said Guanyin gave tea, someone said that the emperor gave the name.

Guanyin gave tea


According to legend, around in 1720, there was an old tea farmer Wei Yin (1703-1775) in Songyang Village, Anxi County, diligently planting tea and Buddhism, worshiped a Buddism godness Guanyin (Guanyin Bodhisattva is a symbol of compassion and wisdom in Buddhism, both in Mahayana Buddhism or folk beliefs all play an extremely important role.) One day he fell asleep and he dreamed of a Buddism godness Guanyin Bodhisattva, told him to go out, go left, go right, to. . . . . So I saw a tea tree. The next morning, he followed the path of last night’s dream to find, and really find the dream of tea tree. Carefully watched, I saw the oval leaves, hypertrophy of leaves, buds purple, green dripping: Wei Yin is very happy, this tea plantation dig back to a small iron tinker at home, carefully nurtured. Because this tea is received by Guanyin Dream, named “Tieguanyin”

The emperor gave the name

According to legend, the first year of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1736), in Anxi Xiping Ping Yao Yang Nan Yan (now Xiping Zhen Nan Yan village), a scholar named Wang Shirang, life preferences are to collect exotic flowers. One day of this spring, Wang found a tea tree. After Wang Shirang was consecrated to Qianlong, he was very glad to observe and weigh this tea. He thought that this tea had a strong appearance and a heavy iron flavor. Like Guanyin, so named “Tieguanyin.”