2023 Ku Gua Cha – Caramel Bitter Gourd Tie Guan Yin – Aged Fujian Oolong Tea

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Tea Blog about Tie Guan Yin
Origin: Anxi Town, south Fujian Province
Harvest: spring tea, tender leaves

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Tea Blog about Tie Guan Yin
Origin: Anxi Town, south Fujian Province
Harvest: spring tea, tender leaves

use Porcelain or Zisha teawares to brew 7-9 rounds and above, at 95-100℃, tea:water 1:22

  • dry tea shape is sturdy and “heavy like iron”, tight, even and round, the color is lustrous brownish black
  • the soup is reddish orange yellow, clear and bright
  • the taste is sweet and caramel, strong and thick with a sweet aftertaste
  • the internal aroma is clean and pure, heavy and lasting roasted bitter gourd fragrances
  • wet leaves are dark and even

Bitter Gourd Oolong is innovative reprocessed Oolong tea. How to produce them? scoop out the center of gourds, put aging oolong tea inside and bake for 72 hours at a relative low temperature. Bitter gourd contains a variety of nutrients, such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, minerals calcium, phosphorus and iron. Among them, vitamin C is the most abundant, which is very beneficial to the skin. In addition, vitamin B17 has the function of killing tumor cells. It is a good anti-cancer food, and its quinine is quite effective for malaria. Bitter gourd contains polypeptides (25mg polypeptides per hundred grams of bitter gourd), which can significantly reduce blood glucose, regulate blood lipid and improve immunity. Therefore, nutritionists and doctors recommend it as a good remedy for diabetes. The middle-aged and elderly people with diabetes can take mountain bitter gourd tea for a long time. It can inhibit and regulate blood lipid, blood pressure, blood glucose and obesity.

Natural Aged Tie Guan Yin

After drying and cooling processes, Ti Kuan Yin tea is sealed, stored in warehouses or cellars of stone and wood structures for a natural aging processe, and taken out and baked by charcoals for 30-60 hours after each one or two years. According to the changing period of its contents, aged Ti Kuan Yin could be classified into several grades: 5, 10, 15, 18 and 28 years, 10 to 28 years old Ti Kuan Yin are the best. Different from normal green Ti Kuan Yin, dry tea of aged Ti Kuan Yin is black and shiny, its tea soups are dark yellow and enduring with a sweet aftertaste. Aged Ti Kuan Yin helps to digest and to reduce blood pressures and body fats.

Tie Guan Yin

Made from tender leaves of Tie Guan Yin (Ti Kuan Yin 铁观音 [tiě guān yīn]) trees, it is the king among all Anxi teas, and the name of Ti Kuan Yin refers to both tree and tea. Anxi Ti Kuan Yin has been discovered in Xinping Town, Anxi, during Qing Dynasty. Its curly, compact and heavy shape is like a green dragonfly’s head, describing “Guan Yin’s (goddess of mercy) beauty and iron’s weight”. Ti Guan Yin tea is characterized by bright green leaves with red spots covered by white fuzz. Ti Guan Yin has strong and enduring flavor, flowers and fruits fragrance and various aromas. A clear and golden tea liquid has a strong and mellow taste, with a sweet aftertaste and lingering fragrance. Brewed leaves are thick and as bright as silk, a unique fragrance could fill a whole room as soon as you lift the teapot cover.

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10g, 20g, 50g, 100g (Stick), 100g (Tin)


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