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Tie Guan Yin

Tie Guan Yin

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Tie Guan Yin or Iron Goddess of Mercy, is a type of oolong tea that originated in China. It is one of the most famous and highly regarded oolong teas. The name "Ti Guan Yin" translates to "Iron Goddess of Mercy" in English.

This tea is known for its complex flavor profile, which often includes floral notes, a creamy texture, and a lingering aftertaste. The leaves of Ti Guan Yin oolong are typically tightly rolled, and the tea is semi-oxidized, falling somewhere between green tea and black tea in terms of oxidation.

The production of Ti Guan Yin involves several steps, including plucking the tea leaves, withering, oxidation, shaping, and firing. The exact methods can vary, leading to different variations and qualities of Ti Guan Yin.

Tea enthusiasts often appreciate Ti Guan Yin for its balance of flavors and the unique combination of floral and creamy characteristics. It is enjoyed both in China and internationally, and different regions may produce variations of Ti Guan Yin with distinct characteristics.
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