Oolong teas has different aromas as the degree of oxidation of the leaf is the determining factor, Tie Guan Yin (means “iron buddha”) is one of the richest in aroma among all the teas, it comes from the area in China’s Fujian Province where oolongs were first invented and may be the oldest known oolong as well as one of the very best.
This is oolong tea is rare type with traditional hand firing process – the application of heat to arrest the oxidation process. The traditional firing was done manually on large hot woks with charcoal fire heat under wok, this traditional method requires skills and it took longer time than modern way which is done in machines at hot temperatures. The traditional hand firing method kept the fermentation time longer with extra natural charcoal flavour.
English Name: Iron Buddha Oolong Tea
Original Name: 安溪铁观音 (Tie Guanyin)
Origin: Anxi, Fujian, China
Year: Late April, early May 2014
Altitude: Grew at over 900m mountain
Type: Black tea
Type: Loose tea
Taste: Floral, sweetness
Best enjoyed: Lunch, afternoon
Storage: Store sealed, cool, dry and away from strong smells, ideally refridgerated. Stays fresh for approx 12 months.