AnXi oolong (Tian Hua)
A traditional style Tieguanyin oolong – medium oxidized made with large rolled leaves that will open to offer a tasty and almost spicy flavor. Perhaps more commonly known as "Iron Goddess", this oolong offers a heady, floral aroma. It is grown in the AnXi area of Fujian Province.
Why we selected this lot. The leaves are large and rolled with shades of green turning to rich brown tones the result of its oxidization process. Offers all the notes and flavors we look for in a traditional style Tieguanyin.
Interesting facts about this tea. This oolong is harvested about 4-6 weeks after the first greens and white teas of spring have been plucked in Fujian Province. It is grown along the coast in the mountains of the AnXi area near Xiamen. The tea's nuanced tastes are created in a multi-step, hours-long, process of semi-oxidizing the leaves. It is made in the traditional style - thus more oxidization of the leaf - as this was long the preferred style in China.
Taste profile. Offers a full-mouth flavor that is toasty with some spicy and stone fruit notes. Steeped, its leaves open to deep green coloration and its flavors will open by the 2nd steep and provide a wonderful floral aroma and herbal sweetness with a lingering aftertaste. The liquor is rich light-yellow and clear. This tea is rich and it will satisfy.
Brewing instructions. Use 3-4 grams per 8-12 ounces of water. Water temp is best if boiling. Rinse the leaves briefly to awaken them, pour this water off and re-infuse. Steep for 2-3 minutes and taste. This tea will steep multiple times.
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Traditional style oolong - the best attributes of green and black tea.
AnXi is a Tieguanyin style offering a "toasty" aroma and spicey taste qualities.
Excellent served as iced tea.