Weight: 80 g (2.82 oz).
Includes: Tea Leaves, Packing Bag.
Quality Guarantee Period: 24 Months.
Brewing difficulty: General difficulty.
Best season to taste: Winter.
Origin: Anxi County of Fujian Provice.
Shape: curly strip, fat and round, heavy and uniform. The overall shape is like a dragonfly head with spiral body and frog legs.
Liquid: golden, rich and thick like lakes. Aroma: lasting fragrance with the natural fragrance of orchid.
Taste: mellow and fresh.
Brewed tea leaves: bright and fat.
Recognizing: High-quality Tie Kwan-yin is like a dragonfly head with green pedicle and abdomen. It looks fresh and moist. It is tighter than common tea and with a heavy body. When you put a small amount of tea into the teapot, you'll hear a crisp sound. The liquid is golden, clear and crystal. If brewed tea leaves are hypertrophy and bright, then it is of top grade, and the dark red liquid is taken from the degraded tea. Tie Kwan-yin boutique has a lasting fresh fragrance. It has a reputation of "lingering aroma after seven infusions".
Water temperature: boiling water of 100℃.
Tea sets: tureen is preferred.
Infusion times: 3 to 5 infusions of Tie Kwan-yin is ok. Tie Kwan-yin of fine quality still has some fragrance after six or seven infusions.
History of Anxi tea
"Famous tea is hidden in famous mountain". According to Anxi County Annals, the production of Anxi tea began in the late Tang Dynasty, thrived between Ming and Qing and is flourished nowadays. It already has a history of over 1,000 years. The unique natural conditions of Anxi are very suitable for this delicate tea of Tie Kwan-yin.
Guanyin delivers dream
Around the year of 1720, a farmer called Wei Yin of Songyan village in Anxi Yaoyang, was very diligent in planting tea. What's more， he was a devout Buddhist. Every morning and night, he would put a cup of tea before the statue of guanyin (a buddism godness) to worship. One night, he dreamed that he found a tea tree which was opulent and fragrant in the crevice between stones. The next day, he followed the road and direction in the dream and he really found the tea tree with oval lush green leaves and tender purple buds. Wei Yin dag out the tea tree and planted it in his house. He named it "Tie Kwan-yin".