Learning Tie Guan Yin

Join us on a tea trip to the Fujian mountains to find the best Tie Guan Yin Oolong.


In this video you can watch us on one of our tea trips to Anxi county in Fujian as we hunt for our 2017 MEI LEAF Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess Oolong).

Iron Goddess or Tie Guan Yin is certainly one of the most famous Oolongs in the world and it is EVERYWHERE! With a flooded market it is much harder to find the really good stuff and it takes a deeper dive to know what questions you should be asking when selecting your tea.

It is the same for us. In order to find the handful of teas that we purchase for our clients, we have to taste hundreds of teas and learn the most detailed aspects of production. In this (quite long!) video we try to feed some of this knowledge to all of you. More informed consumers = higher standards!

I am so proud of the select Tie Guan Yin's that we have sourced in 2017. I feel that they offer our clients a flight of the varied characters of Tie Guan Yin for you to explore and train your tea tasting palates!

Superior Iron Goddess - Gan De Modern Unroasted Guan Yin Zheng Wei

Golden Yolk - Xiping Modern Unroasted Guan Yin Xiao Zheng

Sip Spring - Xiping Modern Unroasted Guan Yin Xiao Qing

Sour Sap - Xiping Modern Unroasted Huang Guan Yin

Maiden Dream - Xiping Chuan Tong Unroasted Guan Yin

Baked Goods - Xiping Modern Roasted Huang Dan

Xiping Nectar - This is the tea which we tried at the top of Xiping made in ancient style and sold with stalks. This tea is crazy ridiculous limited edition (we have less than a kg). It will be offered exclusively to Mei Leaf 'Oolong Master' medal holders and ranks above 'Evil Dispelling Bull'. This will be sent as an email invitation in the next week or so.

We think you’ll love:

The perfect way to store your tea. Stackable tins which have been designed to keep your tea organised easily.

A classic cup traditionally for Chaozhou style brewing but suits any tasting session.

Organic Oolong processed in low oxygen to increase GABA to 200mg per 100g. Summer rain, apricot jam, wet wood and chestnut honey.

Long Jing - Dragonwell

Pre-qing-ming Long Jing picked on 22nd March 2022 from old bushes of the small leaf variety. Sweet buns filled with adzuki beans, snow, aloe and almond milk.