The taste is tempting with a fresh orchid aroma, a bold fruity flavor and a sweet, lingering finish. Also known as Ti Kuan Yin. The aftertaste is pleasant and long, which carries a light astringent that reminds the note of guava fruit. The liquor holds a fresh and bright yellow color that has a good clarity. The thick texture liquor is very smooth and clean and followed by a fresh and dainty orchid fragrance for the finishing.
Tie Guan Yin is a splendid oolong tea that is always in demand because of its unique elegance. Oolong teas are among the most difficult to make well and require as much art as science. To make a great oolong tea requires not only the best and youngest whole tea leaves available, but also an artist to turn those leaves into delicious oolong tea.
The origin of this oolong tea dates to the early 18th century. Legend has it that monkeys were trained by monks to pick the choicest leaves from wild tea trees growing in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province. This monkey-picked tea was presented as tribute to Emperor Qian Long in 1741 and, for many years, was enjoyed exclusively by the Imperial Court. Presently the term "Monkey Picked" refers to the highest quality of Oolong tea available. Made from the youngest tea leaves, this tea is perfect for multiple infusions.
Oolong tea is recommended to be
infused multiple times ( up to 6-7 times). 2oz of Ti Kuan Yin tea will make around 72 cups of tea with 3 infusions per serving.