Taiwan Tieguanyin Oolong Tea
Tieguanyin is a kind of oolong tea. It originated in Anxi, China and entered Taiwan with immigrants in early nineteenth Century.The biggest difference between Tieguanyin tea and other oolong tea is that it pays more attention to baking.The typical Tieguanyin oolong tea has obvious charcoal flavor and soft texture.
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The characteristics of Tieguanyin tea
Tieguanyin is the name of a goddess, who is the embodiment of compassion.It was said that she guided the sick people to find tea trees, and these people recovered their health after drinking the tea. From then on, tea was named Tieguanyin.
There are two sources of Tieguanyin tea, one is Anxi, Fujian, China, the other is Taiwan.The oxidation degree of Tieguanyin tea in Anxi, Fujian is relatively low, and its taste is similar to green tea.
Anxi Tieguanyin Tea – Recently, this oolong is typically close to a green tea , with only a little oxidation. Taiwan Tieguanyin Tea –This traditional oolong is roasted and has a stronger taste and with roast nutty character.
Bring filtered or spring water to 100°C. Add 6 grams of tea leaves to 150ml water. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 120-150 Sec. Like other oolongs, the leaves can be steeped multiple times.
Health benefits of Tieguanyin tea
Tieguanyin is a kind of oolong tea. It contains several kinds of antioxidants including polyphenols, catechins, flavonoids, as well as vitamins, minerals and caffeine.
It improves your skin: Tieguanyin contains polyphenols, which is an antioxidant agent. The antiallergic properties of polyphenols can alleviate certain skin problems.
It is conductive to weight reduction: the catechin containing in Tieguanyin can accelerate metabolism, the flavonoids containing in it can reduce starch absorption and fat accumulation.
Keep You Relaxed: L-Theanine can relieve stress and let you relax.
Help you to concentrate: like other kinds of tea, Tieguanyin also contains caffeine, which can help you concentrate.However, excessive intake of caffeine can also lead to some negative effects, such as sleedies, headaches and palpitations.