SKU

217

Tie Guan Yin

Oolong from China
A lovely amber oolong whose notes evoke cinnamon, liquorice, and the woody flavours so highly prized in China.
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  • Infusion Time 5' - 7'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 95°C - 200°F

  • Time of the day Evening

Description

Produced in the district of Anxi, Tie Guan Yin is one of China’s most popular oolong teas. Its name refers both to the tea and its cultivar – a tea bush with fleshy, oval leaves, also known as Guan Yin with the Red Heart because of the violet-red color of the young buds.

A traditional Tie Guan Yin must have a “taste of fire” – the mineral and roasted notes that come both from the oxidation, pushed as far as 30% (30% or the leaf surface is blackened, mostly around the edges, while 70% remains green), and the quite protracted firing at the end of the manufacturing process.

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Pairs perfectly with walnut and gorgonzola pasta.
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