Lao, Old, Tie Guan Yin is produced in the south of Fujian province in the Xiping region. There are plenty of famous tea plantations here. “Old” teas are very popular in China and tea producers are inspired to experiment with aging different tea varieties and technological methods. They combine ancient traditions and contemporary technologies in these experiments. According to traditional Chinese medicine “old tea” has many benefits such as getting rid of cold from the body and spleen nourishing.
The dried tea consists of small and medium spherical twisted brown nodules with small accurate stems. The aroma is moderate, woody and corny. The clear liquor has chestnut tint.
The bouquet of brewed tea is calm, woody and corny with slight spicy, honey and cognac tones. The taste is strong, dense and mellow. The aroma is mild, woody and floral. The nice aftertaste is refreshing.
Lao Tie Guan Yin is brewed with 95-100° water in the yixing teapot for light fermented oolongs or in the porcelain gaiwan. Take 6 grams per 120 ml volume vessel. Brew 10 seconds for the first time and increase the infusion time gradually till 2 minutes. The tea can be brewed for 6-7 times.
This is tea for everyday tea time during the cold season. It has nice heating, tonic effects, balances emotions, remotes stress and brings thoughts into the order.