The China Ti Kuan Yin (Tie Guan Yin) 2nd Grade comes from a subspecies of the Camilla Sinensis Plant called the Ti Kuan Yin plant. Unlike the Supreme, Superfine, Special and !st grades of Anxi Ti Kuan Yin, this tea is slightly baked. The steeped tea has a pale yellow hue, a moderate roasted aroma, a smooth initial flavor, and a faintly sweet, fresh aftertaste.
The water used to steep this tea should be about 185-195°F or 85-90°C. Use about 1.5 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea leaves for about every 5 ounces (150 milliliters) of water. A steeping time of about 3-5 minutes is recommended with more or less time depending on the desired concentration. As a rough guide, the higher the temperature of the water or the greater the amount of leaves used, the shorter the steeping time should be. For the ultimate enjoyment, a traditional Chinese Yixing teapot is recommended for loose Ti Kuan Yin tea. The teapot should be half filled with leaves and initially steeped for 45 seconds to 1 minute with the steeping time increased by an additional 15 seconds for each successive steeping. The leaves may be steeped multiple times. Net tea weight 4 ounces (113 g) and shipping weight 0.28 lb.
|China Ti Kuan Yin 2nd Grade (8oz)Shipping weight is 0.54 lb.|
|China Ti Kuan Yin 2nd Grade (16oz)Shipping weight is 1.08 lb.|
|China Ti Kuan Yin 2nd Grade Sampler (.32oz)Good for three 5 ounce servings.|