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Iron Buddha Green Oolong Tea 铁观音

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Light, refreshing and sparkling with taste, Iron Buddha (tie guan yin) is the perfect start to your healthy lifestyle. It's a classic pure and green Chinese Oolong tea, grown in the high mountains of Anxi County in Fujian and has a special xiang suan taste, which refreshes the palate and tingles the tastebuds. It's also great as an appetiser or with snacks.

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Key information

Produced GanDe (感德), Anxi County, Fujian.
Farmer Su Wei Bo (read more)
Harvested 10 May 2014 (bi-annual harvest, May/Oct)
Altitude Grown at over 900m
Storage Store sealed, cool, dry and away from strong smells, ideally refridgerated. Stays fresh for 6-12 months.

Picking and processing

Iron Buddha is picked in the first week of May, usually at the same time as the Labour Day holidays. The leaves are picked early in the morning, and immediately spread out in bamboo baskets to oxidise for up to 18 hours. Oxidisation is the key to the distinct oolong taste, and the length of oxidisation is what gives our Iron Buddha it's tingling and refreshing xiang suan taste.

Bruising and shaping

After oxidisation, Iron Buddha is shaped and processed in a highly unique way. It's wrapped tightly in cotton cloth until each 'tea ball' is as hard as a brick. Then it is rolled through a set of metal rollers to give the leaves their unique shape, and then opened out and 'bruised' by literally smashing it against the floor!


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  • My eyes are well and truly opened. The Iron Buddha tea you've sent me is something quite different from Chinese teas I've drunk in the past. A whole lot more fragrant and full of flavour. Min River Tea Farm, I salute you.
    Brad Robinson
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