The Cultrue of Tie Guanyin
Tie Guanyin tea is one of the ten most famous teas in China. which translated as "Iron Goddess of Mercy", is worldwide well-known Chinese Oolong tea. The dry tea leaves of Tie Guanyin is much heavier than other Chinese tea. In China, it is described by such words as "weigh like iron". The unique flavor of Tie Guanyin tea praised by Chinese tea farmers as the present bestowed by Kwan-yin ( Kwan-yin: A goddess in Chinese fairy tale). Hence, Tie Guanyin tea is so called. The original producing area of Tie Guanyin tea is Xiping village of Anxi county in Fujian province. Till now, the production of Tie Guanyin tea in Anxi has lasted more than 200 yeas. The appearance of Tie Guanyin tea is "dragonfly head, spiral body, frog leg, mogalsar geen leaf covered with white frost. heavy body". When steeping, Tie Guanyin tea is firstly tasted mellow with strong fragrance. After veral infusions, the Tie Guanyin's fragrance is still remain. At the same time, a sweet aftertaste quickly rise from the throat. Indeed, it's hard to correctly describe the Tie Guanyin's flavor. Right or wrong, Tie Guanyin's unique flavored is named as "Guan Yin flavor". Also, Tie Guanyin tea wins the reputation for " lingering fragrance remain after seven times infusions".
Origin of Tie Guanyin
Tie Guanyin is a representatives of oolong tea,and belongs to green tea among the six major types of tea．Tie Guanyin was originally the name of a tea tree,because it is suitable for making oolong tea,its product was thus named Tie Guanyin;the SO?called Tie Guanyin is actual ly the oolong tea made from Tie Guanyin tea tree．
Quality and characteristics of Tie Guanyin
Tie Guanyin has excellent quality,its leaves ale thick and solid,it weighs as iron with dark and moist color,it has obvious sand green color with bright-colored red points．Its fragrance is noble-minded．long-lasting,stromg and fresh,it has a unique"lingering charm" with a sweet and fragrant aftertaste;even after 7 times infusion it still has fragrance…it can be called the king of oolong tea.
The healthcare function of Tie Guanyin
Verified by the domestic and foreign scientists,the chemical composition and mineral elements in Tie Guanyin have special functions to people's health,the functions are roughly as follows:anti-ageing,resisting cancer,preventing artery sclerosis,preventing and curing diabetes,losing weight,preventing decayed tooth,disinfecting,preventing dyscentery,etc.
Tea set for infusing Tie Guanyin
When infusing Tie Guanyin,the best tea set for you is the Zi Sha(purple sand pottery)；the Zi Sha tea set made in Yixing is most suitable,it will never afect the flagrance of the tea,it can keep the color,flagrance and taste of the tea for a long time.China's first professional tea farmers cooperatives (www.dxmtea.com).Along with the unique flagrance of Tie Guanyin,if you take a sip,the flagrance will fill your nostrils.
Autumn fragrance and Spring water
Tie Guanyin iS made with precision and exquisite techniques．Its sprouts come out in the last ten days of March,and will be picked in the first ten days of May;the tea can be picked in spring,summer,mid-summer and autumn．The autumn tea has the best quality,the spring tea has the highest output．The autumn tea has strong flagrance,so it is commonly called“autumn flagrance”;the spring tea gives you mellow feeling,so it is,commonly called "spring water"