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For centuries, tea has been appreciated in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan for its health benefits and the pleasure of its preparation. Today, the relaxation and satisfaction derived from brewing and drinking your own cup of oolong, green, or black tea provides the perfect respite from the demands of our busy lives.
Tieguanyin: Winter 2017 Special Acquisition
This conventionally-baked batch placed third in the Muzha Winter Tieguanyin Competition. It is more subtle with a more delicate nature than the charcoal-baked tieguanyin tea from recent seasons, a difference I am told reflects the preferences of the contest judges. It is exceedingly smooth and refined, but powerful in a way that typifies what is known as tea qi. This tea seems to want to resist brewing strong, so for the best experience focus on the delicate flavors and prepare it with a lighter touch.