This Tieguanyin Hong Cha (Iron Goddess of Mercy) is from Mr. Zhang’s “Seeds of Kindness” farm that is MOA certified organic. A very rare gem in the Muzha, New Taipei City tea area which is famous for Tieguanyin. Tie Guan Yin is a very famous chinese oolong tea. Its a real shame that the Anxi area where it is originally from has suffered from overuse of chemical fertilizer and pesticides and its tea is no longer what it once was. Besides, the TGY they produce today is often the low oxidation style made to please the modern trend and not the traditional roast that made it famous. This TGY is made from Tieguanyin varietal wulong bushes brought to Taiwan many years ago, and especially interesting and different since it was processed as hong cha (translates as Red tea in China and Black tea in the west).
Origin: Muzah, Taiwan (400-500m)
Harvest: Summer, 2015
Color of liquor: copper orange
Aroma: grilled eggplant, grilled steak, broiled red peppers, mineral
Flavor: dense, velvety, cocoa nibs, iron
Temperature: 100º c
Steeping Time: 1min; 1,5min; 2,5min; 4min