Grands Crus

Anxi Tie Guan Yin - Iron Goddess of Mercy

Oolong from China
Lightly oxidized Oolong with vegetal, floral, marine and mineral notes


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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long


Fujian is the biggest tea-producing in China but also the province that makes the widest variety of teas.Tea is grown in all of the province but three areas are particularly well-known: the surroundings of thecity of Fuding, for the best white, green and jasmine teas; the Wu Yi mountains and their legendarysmoked teas, and the Anxi district, which makes the best Tie Guan Yin. Anxi’s Tie Guan Yin is lightly oxidised at around 10%, achieved by gently mixing the leaves for around an hour during the sweating stage. The final roasting is brief, and serves only to dry the leaves.

This attractive oolong with vegetal, floral, marine and mineral notes has a buttery vanilla flavour giving it a round body and good finish.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

“Anxi Tie Guan Yin” is one of the 50 most exquisite teas in the world. Anyone who is an amateur of weakly oxidised oolongs should taste this tea at least once in their life. This one is quite exceptional.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Fujian, China
  • Tea colour:
  • oolong tea light fermentation (10%)

Suggestion of preparation

With the testing: 6 minutes in water heated to 90°C

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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