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.