The name of Tieguanyin comes from a Chinese legend relating to its origin, Anxi, China. One rendition says that during the Qing Dynasty, a poor farmer named Weiyin found a deserted temple with a statue of Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy. He cleaned the temple and every day provided a cup of tea for Guanyin. One day, Guanyin appeared in his dream and told him where he could find his reward. Weiyin then found a beautiful tea plant which later brought him fortune. He named the tea “Tieguanyin.”
There are two types of Tieguanyin, modern and traditional. The modern style has a bright yellow color with floral and creamy notes, while the traditional style is heavier with roasted and fruity notes.
Smell and Taste really well, will buy again!
Best tieguanyin I can find in the area, will buy again!
I really love tieguanyins, they just really calm and center me while I work or am stressed. The aroma of this tea was creamy, bright, and sweet. It also held a slight minerality note that I associate with tie guan yins. After a few infusions, I noticed the aroma turn sweeter with an almost syrupy feel to it, finishing up with some floral, orchid notes. The color of the brewed tea was a pale, yellow-like color, at times looking slightly tinged green as well. I did notice that the leaves did not seem as tightly rolled up but were a nice dark green color. This just really was a nice, crisp tieguanyin. I also appreciate the companies sourcing transparency, it is one thing I look for in tea companies.
I love how strong Oolong teas are and Tieguangyin is one of the popular Oolong tea I liked. The shipping was super fast and come with a nice package, I will like to come back and get more of your teas.
I drink this tieguanyin oolong everyday after lunch, which helps me digest the meal. Also, the smell of this oolong is so good…