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Top 10 Famous Chinese Tea (4) Tieguanyin (Iron Goddess 铁观音)

Type: Oolong Tea
Origin: Anxi County, Fujian Province and others
Description: fruity, sometimes even berry taste and aroma

Tieguanyin is a kind of oolong tea in China. It originated in Anxi in Fujian Province in 19th Century. Producing in different areas of Anxi, the tea has different tastes.

Tieguanyin is named after the Chinese Buddha-- Goddess of Mercy Guanyin, female embodiment of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva. It is also called “Iron Goodness” in English. The process for making the Tieguanyin Tea is complex and need professional skills. The leaves must be of high raw quality and plucked at ideal time. There are 8 main processes: 1.plucking tea leave; 2.sun withering; 3.cooling; 4.tossing; 5.withering, this includes some oxidation; 6.fixation; 7.rolling; 8.drying. And after drying, some kinds of teas have to go through roasting and scenting which are added processes.

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