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Tie Guan Yin – Anxi Tea Tour 2015

Our Tea consultant started her 2015 tea tour from Anxi County, a mountainous place famous for its Tie Guan Yin, a kind of oolong tea. She will stay there for a few days to witness and experience tea picking and tea process, presenting us every detail of Tie Guan Yin from the field all the way to the ready-to-brew tea leaves.

April 29, 2015

Location: Anxi Xian (County), Quanzhou, Fujian Province.

Enjoy the weather, enjoy the view, enjoy the tea.

April 26, 2015

In the last few days, we were busy learning and experimenting with making Classic Tie Guan Yin ALL by hand. It is our first time to see it and first time to try it. After doing that ourselves, we fully understand how hard it is to make tea by hand, not to mention good. What is the result of our two days hard work? super sore arms and 130g tea.

April 23, 2015

We stayed on the mountain overnight so that it is easier to get to the tea field. We plan to make our own oolong tea from the wild tea bushes scattered around the field. It is still too early to pick the leaves for Tie Guan Yin, especially classic ones. Good things worth waiting.

April 22, 2015

We got to Anxi before the Tie Guan Yin tea leaves are picked so that we can share with you every detail of making this famous oolong tea. The weather report said today was going to be a sunny day which is a perfect day for picking tea. However, the sun didn’t show up for long. It turned cloudy in the afternoon. Also, the leaves are still too young to make into our favorite classic Tie Guan Yin. So the tea picking trip in the mountain became a leisure visit of the tea field. It’s quite fun and we learned a lot from the local tea processing experts.