Tie Guan Yin oolong 2017: perfect balance between green and fermented

Hi. Today we dedicate our tea session to a variety of the Aanxi region in Fujian recognized as China’s Famous Tea: Tie Guan Yin Oolong. The first impression of the aroma is very good, floral and fresh. The leaves have the rolled form typical in most oolong varieties.

We prepare the infusiún using about three grams of tea, adding water at about 90 degrees, to make the infusion for about 4 minutes. Following the traditional Gong Fu Cha method, we heat the teapot with hot water while the infusion is carried out.

Once the infusion is made we add it to a cup of justice, helping us with a filter. This time we used a traditional tasting tea set, with two types of cups to enjoy the flavor and aroma. So once filtered our oolong tea we will heat the tall glasses discarding the first infusion. This will allow us to better appreciate the aroma later. We refill the glasses and cover them with the low glass.

Then we turn the cups over, without letting the tea spill. Now, we can remove the tall cup, to better appreciate the concentrated aroma of this Tie Guan Yin oolong. And finally, we enjoy the first cup of this great tea.

This ritual to prepare the tea following the Gong Fu Cha ceremony allows us, thanks to the tea set, to fully enjoy the flavor and aroma. The fact of going from one cup to the other also helps to temper the temperature, being not only effective visually but also practical.

Well, and about this Tie Guan Yin oolong 2017 (also called blue tea in Europe), say that it is a superb tea. Pleasant and soft to the taste, with green touches that make it fresh to the aroma, but with the perfect half fermentation to give body and density to the floral taste typical of this type of oolong tea. A meeting point between green tea and fermented tea and possibly the best example to understand the being of oolong tea varieties, from the coolest point of view. 100% recommended, without any doubt.

Well, this is all for today. You have a video version of this post on our Youtube channel, click here. We also remind you that we are at your disposal in our teahouse in Barcelona and in our blog. Thank you very much for your attention and see you soon.

Tie Guan Yin té oolong (té azul)

Tie Guan Yin té oolong (té azul)

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