What is Tieguanyin tea?

Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea.jpgTieguanyin tea, a traditional Chinese tea, belongs to the green tea category and is one of the top ten famous teas in China. It was originally produced in Xiping Town, Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, and was discovered in 1723-1735. Tieguanyin is not only the name of tea, but also the name of tea variety. Tieguanyin tea is between green tea and black tea. It belongs to semi-fermented tea. Tieguanyin has a unique “Kuanyin rhyme”. It has a delicate fragrance and a natural orchid fragrance after brewing. The taste is pure and rich, the aroma is long-lasting, and there are seven bubbles with a reputation of fragrance. In addition to the health function of ordinary tea, it also has anti-aging, anti-arteriosclerosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, weight loss bodybuilding, prevention and treatment of dental caries, heat and fire, enemy smoke and so on.


Tieguanyin contains high amino acids, vitamins, minerals, tea polyphenols and alkaloids. It has a variety of nutrients and medicinal ingredients, and has the function of health care. In the 8th year of the Republic of China, the introduction of the Muzha area in Fujian Anxi was divided into two types: the red heart Tieguanyin and the Qingxin Tieguanyin. The main producing areas were horizontal in the Wenshan period, with thick branches, thin leaves and less buds. Thick, the yield is not high, but the quality of the bag-making tea is high, and the production period is later than the green heart. Its tree shape is slightly, the leaves are oval, and the leaves are thick and fleshy. The blades are flat and unfolded.