Qing Xiang Tieguanyin Superior

Smooth and ethereal, this Tieguanyin is a cut above for those desirous of the most refined of clean and fresh flavors. The bright, softly crumpled balls exude at first the character of fresh fennel and a milky florality that develops slowly along a silky mouthfeel—a minerality of river rocks, giving way to buttercream and notes of violet flowers. The gentler, but still refreshing acidity and its longevity across many infusions prove its worth in comparison to other Qing Xiang-style Tieguanyin, which can be brasher to the tongue—or stomach. We suggest alternating sips with sniffs of the unfolding leaves, perhaps accompanied by the most delicate of shortbread biscuits.
  • ORIGIN:  Houtian, Longjuan, Anxi, Quanzhou, Fujian, China
  • MEANING:  Clear scent iron Guanyin (qing xiang tie guan yin)
  • CULTIVAR:  Tie Guan Yin
  • HARVEST TIME:  2 October 2022
  • TASTE:  Fennel, mineral, bergamot flower


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • 6 infusions: 30, 45, 45, 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.