Top quality Tieguanyin?
Where would you shop for the top shelf TGY? Looking for something special.
Good day Dave.
Please do stop by our Tie Guan Yin collection. We have a good range of light, jade style Qing Xiang Tie Guan Yin as well as more traditional style roasted ones. Look out for our award winning Tie Guan Yins – we have awards from the UK and Australia.
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Yunnan Sourcing – Competition Grade Tie Guan Yin of Gande Village. It’s pricey but worth it.
If you are interested in a heavy roast, this is a good one: http://www.tea-masters.com/en/hung-shui/433-2013-spring-tie-guan-yin-high-roast-from-anxi-china.html. Or at least, the two previous batches I’ve had were. I’ not sure I would call this “top shelf” though. The roasting may be top quality, but the leaves probably are not. Which is to say, this tea is more about the roast than the underlying leaf.
So a “top quality” tieguanyin will will either have a lighter roast, or perhaps a mid roast, so that the original character of the leaves have not been lost.
I don’t drink too much of these to give a solid recommendation, but White2Teas most recent teaclub included a selection of tiegaunyin, which appear to be “high shelf”, but maybe not quite “top”. Anyways, If you contact Paul (http://white2tea.com/contact/) he may be able to get you the club box, assuming he still has enough of the teas remaining.