Tea Ceremony for Anxi Tieguanyin

Tea Ceremony for Anxi Tieguanyin (Iron Goddess of Mercy)

Anxi Tieguanyin is the best of the oolong teas. Its tea soup is golden bright. Its aroma is strong and long-lasting. Its taste is mellow, brisk, sweet, and fresh.

Warming up the tea set

Pour hot water onto the tea set for cleaning it and warming it up.

Tea appreciation

Take proper amount of tea leaves with a tea spoon and put them in a lotus-shaped tea container. Present the tea leaves to the guests for them to appreciate the appearance of the tea.

Push the tea leaves into the zisha teapot from the container.

Water pouring

Continue to pour in water after, filling so as to get rid of the foam and impurity.

Showering the teapot

Put on the teapot lid, shower the tea pot with hot water to keep the temperature even inside and outside the teapot.

Tea soup harvesting

The moment for tea soup harvesting depends on the tenderness and quantity of the tea leaves brewed. Before harvesting, put the teapot on a towel to dry up the bottom and pour the tea soup into the Gongdao (Justice) Cup.

Tea soup pouring

Divide the tea soup evenly into the aroma-smelling cup and cover the aroma-smelling cup with the drinking teacup and overturn them.

Presenting the tea

Put the filled tea cup on the tea tray and present it to the guest.

Tasting the tea

Take up the aroma-smelling cup to smell the unique tea aroma. Then, take up the drinking teacup and taste the tea soup in small sips.