Tieguanyin Traditional-Style (2012 Late Spring)
This traditional-style Tieguanyin is from the heart of China’s ball-rolled style oolong production region: Anxi in Min-Nan (southern) Fujian Province. Bold and complex, this Tieguanyin has been given more oxidation and a traditional-style, dark-brown roasting. Extremely southern Fujianese in style, this is the type of oolong preferred by older Chinese tea drinkers, and the style of Tieguanyin that positioned it as one of the “Famous Teas” in all of China.
Fujian Province, China
Medium brown to cordovan color leaf
Semiball-rolled leaf style with few stems
Roasty-toasty rich flavor with some ‘woodiness’
Charcoal, cocoa, chocolate, earthy aroma
Pale amber liquor that darkens significantly after the 2nd steeping