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Traditional Tie Guan Yin - Oolong Tea

11 reviews(4.5out of 5)
Item ID: CTA323
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Price(50 grams): US$10.80

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Chinese Name: 传统铁观音
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This is probably the most famous of all Chinese Oolong teas. The name Tie Guan Yin means "Iron Goddess of Mercy" and the tea is as magnificent as its name implies. There are many legends surrounding the origin of its name and one of it tells the story of a kind-hearted but poor farmer named Wei Yin. Despite working hard every day to make a living, Wei Yin would spend his free time tending an abandoned Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) temple he found near his place. One day, he fell asleep in the temple and dreamed about the Goddess telling him to look for a cave behind the temple. There, he found a single tea shoot where he took home and planted it in an iron pot. Slowly, it grew into a tea bush with exceptional quality tea leaves. Wei then gave cuttings to his neighbors and friends to grow. The County soon prospered due to the popularity of the tea. Tie Guan Yin can now be found in the menu of most Chinese restaurants throughout the world.

Other names:

Ti Kwan Yin, Ti Kuan Yin, Anxi Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy


This tea has a very sweet, appetizing honey-life fragrance, taste and finishing. The sweet aftertaste will linger on in your mouth after a few sips. Good for multiple infusions.


Curled jade green leaves. The infusion is yellowish in color.


An Xi, Fujian Province, China

Harvest Period:

Autumn 2012

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Tie Guan Yin Knowledge

Brewing Guide

1. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water.

2. Fill the teapot 1/2 to 3/4 full with tea leaves, or 3 grams of tea leaves for every 150ml of water if you are not using purple clay. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 95°c (207°F) to 100°c (212°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing.

3. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.

* We suggest you can purple clay or porcelain tea ware.

Absolutely phenomenal tea! One of the best teas Ive ever had! The floral scent is pleasantly subtle instead of being overpowering like many teas. I was able to get slightly different tastes from steeping in different temperatures. Anything from the 170 - 200 degree range works amazingly and gives new subtleties each time. Highly recommend this wonderful tea!
5 of 5 Stars
Erik (03/05/2015)

Fresh jasmine aroma. Gentle salty/sweet flavour. Very good for multiple infusions. Even a fourth infusion is pleasant.
5 of 5 Stars
costel (02/10/2015)

Very good. I've drunk better TGY, but this one is very good for the price.
4 of 5 Stars
Sergio (12/14/2014)

tie kwan yin is one of my favorite oolongs and this basic grade of ChineseTeaArt is very impressive. its less complex than the other grades ofered but a great tea none the less.
5 of 5 Stars
Fan (12/08/2014)

A good quality oolong. Bright, not too grassy, and happy.
5 of 5 Stars
Patcharapun (11/21/2014)

Doesnt last through more than a few infusions, but its worth it for the price.
5 of 5 Stars
william (11/19/2014)

Cant get more than 2 infusions,but its good for the price. I'll try to order Jade Tie Guan Yin next time though.Thank You!
4 of 5 Stars
william (10/20/2014)

This Oolong is still as good as ever. I use it every day, and one spoon will last the whole day.
4 of 5 Stars
Patcharapun (10/18/2014)

Its a classic! I have always this tea at home as it is my favourite.
4 of 5 Stars
Christopher (10/01/2014)

This is such an enjoyable tea! I usually do 3 infusions, each so different, its like having 3 different kinds of green tea.
4 of 5 Stars
Lyndon (09/29/2014)

I use this olong every single day, and the quality has never declined during this period, always the excellent tea and delivery! Should not want to miss it.
4 of 5 Stars
Yi (09/19/2014)

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