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An exceptional Tanbei Tie Guan Yin, of 29 years of age.

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Pays Chine
Gong Fu Cha
Conditionnement Pièce
Terroir Anxi - Fujian - Chine
Type of tea Wulong

Coming from the Anxi region, in the South of the Chinese province of Fujian, this exceptional Tie Guan Yin of the Tanbei type (grilled on a wood fire) is 29 years old. So, this is a very rare occasion to taste a grilled Tie Guan Yin made from picked on ancient trees. Indeed, for about fifteen years, the fashion has been of "green" Tie Guan Yin, crisper and more flowery, worked in the style of the Taiwanese green oolongs. The makers noted that the sap of very young trees was better fitted for the production of these teas. Therefore, in almost all the area's plantations, the older tea trees have been removed and little by little replaced by young trees, which will be in their turn replaced after a few harvests.

But tired with the "green" Tie Guan Yin " verts ", the Southern Chinese are turning back towards "traditional" wood-fire post-roasted Tie Guan Yin, less sour and considered as better for digestion. But, to produce these teas, mature trees, with thicker leaves are needed. It will need time to go back to this kind of production, the time for the young trees to grow... about 20 years!

The Tie Guan Yin Tanbei that we offer you today has been produced 29 years ago, and harvested on "ancient" Camellia Tie Guan Yin. An authentic and rare tea, full-bodied, with wooded notes and a touch of caramel: a must-try!

Tea and health

According to Chinese traditional medicine, oolong (wulong) blue-green teas are good for the cardiac system, help reduce fatigue by stimulating the nervous system, eliminate toxins, favour digestion, regulate the urinary system... A daily intake of these teas (6 to 9 g) has relaxing and anti-stress effects, also supporting weight loss by improving the metabolism of lipids.