HOW TO BREW TIE GUAN YIN

How to brew Tie Guan Yin

We have gathered 3 simple recipes for delicious Tie Guan Yin. The same methods can be used for other light oolongs.

Recipe 1: Multiple Infusions

The beauty of traditional multiple infusions is that each time the aroma and taste of the tea slightly change, allowing you to observe these metamorphoses. This tea ceremony is appropriate when you have no rush and have time to carefully observe the tea and your sensations. Tie Guan Yin is famous not only for its taste but also for its pleasant floral aroma. A slow, long tea ceremony will allow you to fully enjoy the aroma of this tea.

The defining descriptor in the aroma of Tie Guan Yin is "blooming lilac."

Utensils: gaiwan or teapot, cha hai (if you are drinking tea with the company), cup.

How to brew:

  1. Take dry tea leaves at a ratio of 1 gram of tea per 20 ml of water.
  2. Preheat the utensils by rinsing them with hot water.
  3. Place the tea in an empty hot teapot or gaiwan and pour water over it.
  4. Tie Guan Yin is not afraid of boiling water. If you want a rich infusion, use water with a temperature of 194 -203°F. If you want a more delicate infusion, take water at 157-185°F.
  5. Pour the infusion into a cha hai or directly into a cup after 3-5 seconds. There is no need to hold it longer: the tea has already been brewed.
  6. Repeat until it tastes good. Usually, this is 6-7 times. With each infusion, increase the exposure time by 3 seconds.

Recipe 2: Steeping

The steeping method is suitable for a tea ceremony "on the go." Pour boiling water and while the tea is steeping, get ready for work or study.

Utensils: teapot/French Press.

How to brew:

  1. Take dry tea leaves at a ratio of 2 grams of tea per 100 ml of water.
  2. Preheat the utensils by rinsing them with hot water.
  3. Place the tea leaves in a teapot/French Press.
  4. Pour boiling water at 194 -203°F.
  5. Steep the tea for 4 minutes and pour.

Recipe 3: Refreshing Tonic

Cold brewing saves in the summer heat or after sports activities. It instantly refreshes, and only one container is needed.
Life hack: an ordinary plastic water bottle can serve as a container. This way, it is more convenient to take tea with you on the go.

Utensils: anything of the desired volume.

How to brew:

  1. Take dry tea leaves at a ratio of 2 grams of tea per 500 ml of water.
  2. Place the tea leaves in a container.
  3. Pour room temperature water.
  4. Place the container in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

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