After the Chinese Moon Festival, it’s time for the picking of Autumn Tie Guan Yin.
Among six tea types, Oolong is the one requires the most sophisticated and complex processing procedures and experience. If we said how the withering process has been managed set the right starting tone for the beautiful tea melody, then the traditional fermentation and post-roasting process definitely are the key for a perfect dropping note. Many people like the flora and refreshing green notes from the Spring pluck, but there are more experienced tea lovers prefer the deep and yet smoothness flavor and taste from the Autumn/Winter pluck.
The traditional heavy fermented and roasted Oolong, such as Tie Guan Yin, actually is very suitable for the aging storage. Here is a perfect idea to make a “Honey Tie Guan Yin” self to prepare the coming winter season:
Tea: > 5 years aged traditional Tie Guan Yin, can also try with the traditional fermented & roasted Dong Ding Oolong
Honey: suggest to use wild honey
- First to warm up the wok
- Gently stir fry tea leaves and then mix the honey into tea
- Keep the gentle stirring process till you see the color of honey is changed to a rich amber tea color
- 1.5kg tea leaves can produce +/- 0.7kg tea honey
- Keep it in a jar and store it for a year, that allow the flavor and taste of honey and tea fully blended in.
Is it happy people create fine tea or is it because the fine tea bring the happiness to people? That is not the question to ask. Simply with a joyful mind and heartedly gratitude to the amazing natural wonders from the Nature and those hard working people, the change of mind and thought will accelerate the flavor and taste of tea into another level that enrich your life through a cup of pure and fine tea.
Origin: Fujian, China / Type: Tie Guan Yin / 100% pure & nature quality / 2.5g:150ml / 95-99°C / multiple infusions >6-8