Vintage Tieguanyin 2005

Clean and smokey with a deep bouquet, these tightly-rolled tea leaves resemble the precise pebbles of roasted coffee beans and are reminiscent of their aromas too. A strong roasting before a particular storage for almost twenty years has rounded off most of the fruity and floral notes that distinguish young Tieguanyin, leading more grounded flavors of peated barley, stoney minerality, clove spice, and a slight green apple astringency to the fore. Certainly a tea to mellow down with, as one would with a good Islay whiskey.
  • ORIGIN:  Longjuan, Anxi, Quanzhou, Fujian, China
  • MEANING:  Iron Guanyin (铁观音)
  • CULTIVAR:  Tieguanyin
  • HARVEST TIME:  6 October 2005
  • TASTE:  Peated barley, stone, green apple
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Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • 4 infusions: 45, 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or small teapot.