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Old Grove Tieguanyin

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Old Grove Tieguanyin | 正欉鐵觀音

Tasting notes: Ripe fruit, nutty, sweet

Old Grove Tieguanyin is a robust, roasted oolong tea with a smooth texture and sweet notes of toasted caramel and baked fruit. This Tieguanyin smells exceptionally good when brewed—instantly filling the entire space with its mouth-watering aroma. 

This is an example of a “traditional” dark roasted Tieguanyin oolong tea, made from the oldest known Tieguanyin cultivar 紅心歪尾桃 Hong Xin Wai Wei Tao that originated in Quanzhou, Fujian, and was brought over to Muzha, Taiwan in the 1800s. It is now characteristic of Muzha Tieguanyins.

Old Grove Tieguanyin is handcrafted using traditional roasting methods and laboriously rolled into a tight ball shape. This gives the tea a dark amber brew with a sugary molasses flavour. 

We love it as an afternoon tea, paired with cakes and scones!

Origin: Muzha, Taipei, Taiwan
Elevation: 350m
Cultivar: 紅心歪尾桃 Hong Xin Wai Wei Tao (Tieguanyin)
Oxidation: ⦿⦿⦿○○
Roasted: Heavy

Gongfu style (Gaiwan)
6g | per 100ml | 98°C | 1 min
+10s per steep for at least 5 steeps

Western style (Teapot)
3g | per 100ml | 95°C | 3 mins
+ 1 min per steep for at least 3 steeps

Cold brew
10g | 1L | Room temp/ refrigerated | 6 hours

As a roasted, balled oolong, Old Grove Tieguanyin does well with temperatures close to boiling. You can rinse the tea first to speed up the unfurling process and get a stronger first infusion.

These are just guidelines. As we always say, it’s best to experiment with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

Goes with:

Pumpkin Clay Teapot


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Old Grove Tieguanyin



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