Tie Guan Yin
‘Tie Guan Yin’ is an unflavored oolong tea from Taïwan, which is produced according to ancient ‘Yao Qin’-rules. This step consists in brewing the leaves in bamboo baskets in order to damage their edges and to increase their surface of oxidation. This step provides the tea with the remarkable characteristics of this oolong tea; the classic floral and grassy notes for which ‘Tie Guan Yin’ is famous.
The name ‘Tie Guan Yin’ derives from the Chinese ‘Goddess of Mercy: Guanyin,’ who is known in Japan as ‘Kannon’ and in Korea as ‘Gwan-eum.’ Other spellings of this tea name are for instance ‘Ti Kuan Yin,’’Tit Kwun Yum,’ ‘Iron Buddah’ and ‘Iron Goddess Oolong.’
Light oolong tea from Taïwan (oxidation 20-30%).
3-5 minutes 85°C (185°F)