We drink 2-3 cups of tie guan yin oolong just about every night after dinner. It’s the perfect post-prandial tea, being light, aromatic, and very good for the digestion in the bargain.
Silk Tie Guan Yin
This certified organic tea is lightly oxidized with a wonderful floral aroma, which lasts over many infusions. The bright golden-yellow tea color yields a lightly honey flavor with a complex and distinctive aftertaste. The lingering flavor fills your mouth and creates a heighten state of enjoyment or “guan yin yun.” Tie Guan Yin is the most famous tea bush in Anxi City, which lies in Fujian Province. Tie means “iron” which refers to the tightly twisted tea which looks small but is heavy thus the Chinese named it after iron. Chinese legend says that the Goddess of Mercy “Guan Yin” appeared in a dream to Wei Yin, a devout Buddhist tea farmer living during the early 18th century. In the dream, Guan Yin told him to look in the cave behind the local shrine. There he found a single tea shoot, which he planted and cultivated. Since that time, the tea has been known as Tie Guan Yin.
Location: Fujian Province
Tea Bush: Tie Guan Yin Bush and Ben Shan bush
Tea Master: Yan Li Zhong
Harvest Time: Mid April
Picking Standard: 1 bud 2 leaves
Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan, glass or porcelain pot, yixing pot
Brewing Guidelines: 1st infusion ½ Tbs per 12 oz 212F for 1½ min
Infusions: at least 5 times