Mao Xie means literally "Hair of the Crab" and refers to the hairs on the tea leaves that break off when brewed and float on the top of your cup. Mao Xie has got a thicker and sweeter taste than its more floral counterpart Tie Guan Yin.
Jin Guan Yin (金观音) is a cross between Tie Guan Yin and Huang Jing Gui! Young Huang Jin Gui tea bushes are cut and then Tie Guan Yin varietal is grafted with it. After 2 years the plant is producing this "Gold Guan Yin"!
This is the highest grade of Tie Guan Yin we have ever come across. It's unique to Gan De village and cannot be beat in terms of taste and aroma. It can be infused many many times each time yielding a distinctive thick "Guan Yin" aroma and taste. Autumn 2016
This is the highest grade of Tie Guan Yin normally available. Picked in a small window of just 2 days during the spring and autumn harvest and hand-processed in small batches to achieve a high level of aroma and full Guan Yin taste! Also known as AAA Grade!
This grade is also referred to as "Grade AA" Tie Guan Yin. Premium Grade Tie Guan Yin is quite different from our Fancy Grade Tie Guan! A much higher grade with careful processing. More important Premium grade TGY has a higher aromatic quality, fuller and thicker taste, and bright emerald tea liquor!
Fancy Grade Tie Guan Yin is made from a genuine varietal of Tie Guan Yin from Gande village in Anxi County of Fujian province. The tea is full of flavor and aroma, smooth but with a bitter-sweet aftertaste. This grade is also referred to as "Grade A" Tie Guan Yin.
This roasted tea is made from Premium "AA" Grade Ben Shan oolong of Anxi county, Fujian. The tea was roasted for about 6 hours at a temperature of about 48C. This roasting gives the Ben Shan a nutty and sweet taste.
Huang Jin Gui (Golden Turtle) is another varietal of Anxi Oolong tea. Lacking the slight sour-bitterness of Tie Guan Yin, it is characterized by a smooth sweet flavor with a rich slightly nutty after-taste.
Tie Guan Yin from Gan De village in Anxi county was carefully picked and then roasted by hand over pine wood charcoal. The process is repeated many times until the tea has been heavily roasted and becomes almost black in color.
This lightly roasted tea is made from Premium Grade Anxi Tie Guan Yin from Gan De village. The tea was roasted for about 6 hours at a low temperature of about 50C. This light roasting gives the Tie Guan Yin a softer almost sweet taste to it.
This lightly roasted tea is made from Premium Grade Anxi Tie Guan Yin from Gan De village. The tea was roasted for about 6 hours at a low temperature of about 55C. Then after cooling the tea was briefly steamed then pressed into these convenient 5 gram mini tuo cha!
Jin Xuan varietal tea growing at an altitude of 1100 meters is expertly hand-picked and processed in the traditional method. The tea is lightly roasted to bring out it's milk fragrance (nai xiang). Very aromatic tea with a subtle but lasting taste.
Ginseng Oolong tea is made from Fujian Oolong tea plants, specifically Anxi Ben Shan varietal. Choice leaves are picked at an opportune time, dipped in Ginseng Powder and Licorice root powder and then hand-rolled into these pellets and dry roasted briefly in a wok to dry them out and bring out a special flavor.