Ti Kuan Yin tea:
Ti Kuan Yin tea, which translated as "Iron Goddess of Mercy",
is worldwide well-known Chinese Oolong
tea. It is also called "Ti Kuan Yin" or "ti kwan
yin". The dry tea leaves of Ti Kuan Yin is much heavier than
other Chinese tea. In China,
it is described by such words as "weigh like iron". The
unique flavor of Ti Kuan Yin tea praised by Chinse
tea farmers as the present bestowed by Kwan-yin ( Kwan-yin:
A goddess in Chinese fairy tale). Hence, Ti Kuan Yin tea is so called.
Ti Kuan Yin is also the name for the
variety of tea plant. The pure plant of "Ti Kuan Yin"
gets its bynames of "Red Heart Kuan Yin" or "Red
Hue Kuan Yin" because of its fuchsia tip of the tender buds.
Other plants which also named after "Kuan Yin", such as
"White Hue Kuan Yin", "Thin Leaf Kuan Yin" etc,
are also suitable to make Ti Kuan Yin tea, but the Ti Kuan Yin tea
made from "Red Hue Kuan Yin" variety has the best quality.
The original producing area of Ti Kuan Yin tea is Xiping village
of Anxi county in Fujian province. Till now, the production of Ti
Kuan Yin tea in Anxi has lasted more than 200 yeas. Currently, Ti
Kuan Yin tea is mainly produced produced in Fujian and Formosa.
In Chinese mainland, Ti Kuan Yin tea generally refers to any Oolong
tea that made from "Kuan Yin" varieties.While, In
Formosa, Ti Kuan Yin tea refer to any Oolong
tea that made by manufacturing technique of "Ti Kuan Yin".
The Ti Kuan Yin tea made from "Red Hue Kuan Yin" variety
is specially named as "Nanyan Ti Kuan Yin" or "Red
Heart Ti Kuan Yin".
The appearance of Ti Kuan Yin tea is "dragonfly head, spiral
body, frog leg, mogalsar geen leaf covered with white frost. heavy
body". When steeping, Ti Kuan Yin tea is firstly tasted mellow
with strong fragrance. After several infusions, the Ti Kuan Yin'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 Ti Kuan Yin's flavor. Right or wrong, Ti Kuan Yin's unique flavored
is named as "Kuan Yin flavor". Also, Ti Kuan Yin tea wins
the reputation fo " lingering fragrance remain after seven