Muzha Roasted Ti Guanyin / Iron Goddess - Taipei
木栅 烤铁观音 (Mù zhà kǎo tiě guānyīn) Muzha Roasted Iron Goddess
There are two main types of Tie Guan Yin: Anxi and Muzha (Mucha). The names reflect the region and country where they are produced. Tie Guanyin originated in China’s Anxi region of Fujian province in the 19th century, and it is still grown there today. The cultivar was then brought from Anxi to Muzha, Taiwan in the Taipei region. The leaves are from the Tie Guanyin tea cultivar, yet each area creates a very different style of tea. The Anxi style is green and floral, while the Muzha style is rich and roasty. Both styles start out the same, but the Muzha tea is further oxidized, relative to Anxi, and slowly roasted. The resulting leaves are much darker in appearance with nutty, smoky, roasted notes. The liquid is a dark, coppery reddish brown.
This tea comes from tea maker Mr. Gao. Its nose of coffee and caramel, mixed with candied fruit and apricot flavours, and its remarkable persistence in the mouth make it an exceptional tea.
- Cultivar: Ti Guanin
- Altitude: 300m
- Tea Maker: Mr Gao
- Region: Muzha, Taipei, Taiwan
- Harvest: May 18, 2022
ingredients: oolong tea