AnXi Oolong (Tian Hua)

Toasty aroma, spicy floral notes.

A traditional style Tieguanyin oolong – medium oxidized made with large rolled leaves that will open to offer a tasty and almost spicy flavor.  Perhaps more commonly known as "Iron Goddess", this oolong offers a heady, floral aroma.  It is grown in the AnXi area of Fujian Province.

Why we selected this lot.   The leaves are large and rolled with shades of green turning to rich brown tones the result of its oxidization process. Offers all the notes and flavors we look for in a traditional style Tieguanyin. 

Interesting facts about this tea.  This oolong is harvested about 4-6 weeks after the first greens and white teas of spring have been plucked in Fujian Province.  It is grown along the coast in the mountains of the AnXi area near Xiamen.  The tea's nuanced tastes are created in a multi-step, hours-long, process of semi-oxidizing the leaves. It is made in the traditional style - thus more oxidization of the leaf - as this was long the preferred style in China.

Taste profile. Offers a full-mouth flavor that is toasty with some spicy and stone fruit notes.  Steeped, its leaves open to deep green coloration and its flavors will open by the 2nd steep and provide a wonderful floral aroma and herbal sweetness with a lingering aftertaste. The liquor is rich light-yellow and clear.  This tea is rich and it will satisfy.

Brewing instructions.  Use 3-4 grams per 8-12 ounces of water.  Water temp is best if boiling. Rinse the leaves briefly to awaken them, pour this water off and re-infuse.  Steep for 2-3 minutes and taste.  This tea will steep multiple times. 

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Item Number:
O-AX-6
Province:
Fujian
Type:
Tieguanyin
$19.50
per
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  • 5
    AnXi Oolong

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Jul 2018

    Great tea for that bit of extra flavor that I want (and need) at times. Slight smoke flavor that lingers nicely. Several seeps still produce the desired taste. One of my favorite Oolong teas.

  • 4
    anxious for anxi

    Posted by Brian J Rahm on 19th May 2018

    Nice aftertaste. Slick on the tongue

  • 5
    A fine tea, pleasant, and offering several tastes

    Posted by David MacDonald on 5th Jul 2017

    This is clearly an excellent tea, and it can be brewed in several ways. With water about 195 and a short steep, much of the green tea character comes out, while a full boil and a longer steep produces a brown color and more robust flavor. The rolled leaves open in pot and produce a nice fragrance.