Charcoal-baked Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea
Production area:Anxi, Fujian
Tea type:Oolong tea
Harvest season:In spring
Harvest date:October 20, 2016
Dry leaf:Tightly twisted, neat, black green in color.
Aroma:Charcoal baked aroma mixed with a bit of sea sedge notes.
Liquor color:Clear golden yellow with slight red hue.
Mouthfeel:Balanced, smooth, lighted charcoal baked flavor with gently flowery flavor
Tea species:Zheng Cong Tie Guan Yin tree
Tea garden:Long Juan stream tea garden
Baking temperature:Lightly roasted with charcoal fire for 3 hours at the temperature of 100℃.
Storage:Keep this tea in an airtight container away from high temperature, sunlight, moisture and abnormal taste.
Shelf Life:36 months
The processing of this baked Tie Guan Yin tea (TGY) is complex and requires expertise when compared with the regular fresh-scent (lightly baked) TGY. The fresh-scent type needs to be roasted slowly over charcoal fire ( 100℃) for about 3 hours to produce the baked type. By this way the resulting TGY liquor is clear, golden yellow with some light red hues. A hint of flowers sweetness and baked notes can be detectable in the first brewing which creates a smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. The following brewing is very clear and the baked notes become more distinct. The 3rd brewing tends to be more floral with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Even after 5 brewing this tea still can create a spectrum of pleasant flavors in your oral cavity, without being overwhelming or bitter.
The perfect combination of charcoal baked flavor and faint flower scent make this tea is ideal for those coffee or fresh-scent TGY lovers who want to try a new taste of oolong tea.
Recommend Brewing Method
Teapot: 17 oz / 500 ml
212℉ /100 ℃
Use 8 Grams Tea
Brewing time: 6-10 mins
Teapot may be your choice
Chinese Gongfu Way
Gaiwan: 3 oz / 85 ml
212℉ /100 ℃
Use 7 Grams Tea
6 steeps : rinse,15s,20s,30s,45s,50s,60s...
Gaiwan may be your choice.