NEW Autumn Iron Goddess (Tie Guan Yin) – Tea Angle
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NEW Autumn Iron Goddess (Tie Guan Yin)

Type: Oolong Tea

$25.00 AUD

SUMMARY

Type: Oolong Tea
Origin: Anxi, Fujian province, China

Iron Goddess aka Tie Guan Yin (铁观音) Oolong tea is a ball-rolled Oolong from Anxi County in Southern Fujian. Named after "Guanyin," the Goddess of Mercy venerated by Mahayana Buddhists, it is one of the most famous types of Chinese teas.

This particular Iron Goddess was produced in the 2018 autumn season and is a lighter, greener variety. 


TASTING NOTES

Aromas of florals and fresh cut grass, which is followed through in the flavour of the tea. A clean tasting, light to medium tea that leans slightly towards being a Green tea, yet still maintains the complexities of an Oolong.


PREPARATION NOTES

Gaiwan Gong-Fu style (preferred method)

Leaf weight 5g per 60 – 150ml of water
 99 degrees Celsius
 20 – 30secs per infusion* (up to 6 infusions)

*First infusion is a quick 3 – 5 sec rinse and isn't drunk.

 

Oolong teapot Teapot steep

Leaf weight 5g per 300ml of water
Water temperature 90 degrees Celsius
Time 3mins

Cold brew Cold Brew

Leaf weight 5g per 500ml of water
Water temperature Cold water
Time 10hrs in the fridge


STORAGE

Proper tea storage is super important. Improper storage leads to flat, flavourless and potentially weird tasting tea. So as a rule of thumb, keep your tea leaves in an airtight container (the less air inside the better) and away from heat, light, moisture and strong odours.

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