Tie Guan Yin is a renowned Chinese oolong. Its name is taken from its tea type, as well as the cultivar from which it is made. It also means "Iron goddess of mercy", after a legend inspired by the goddess Guan Yin.
A sweet oolong with a delicately powdered texture against which honey, biscuit, cinnamon and fruit notes develop.
In order to bring out all the aromatic complexity of this tea, we recommend mutiple infusions multiples using the traditional Chinese Gong Fu Cha method.
- Fujian, China
- Tea colour:
- oolong (medium oxidation)
Appearance: branches of leaves rolled into pearls
Colour: dark green and brown
Notes: woody, toasted, biscuit
Notes: fruity, toasted, floral
Texture: powdered, with a delicate astringency that spread across the palate
Notes: honeyed, biscuit, cinnamon, yellow fruit compote, vegetable
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 5' minutes in water heated to 90°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
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.