Tie Guan Yin

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Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

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About Tie Guan Yin

Tie Guan Yin Oolong, Loose-leaf, Public Domain Photo.
Tie Guan Yin or tieguanyin(Chinese 铁观音 or 鐵觀音), often translated as Iron Goddess of Mercy or Iron Buddha, and sometimes written Ti Kuan Yin or Ti Kwan Yin, is a variety of Chinese oolong tea. Tie Guan Yin is made from a particular cultivar of the tea plant, and is also processed by a particular method.

Tie Guan Yin originated in Anxi county in Fujian province of China, where it is still produced, although it is now also produced in Taiwan. Anxi is famous for being the origin of a number of other oolongs as well, including the se chung family of oolongs.

There is a large amount of variability in Tie Guan Yin. This tea varies based on the time of year in which the leaves are harvested, the amount of oxidation of the tea, and perhaps most importantly, the level of roast and method of roasting. The amount of roasting varies widely, from almost none to a very dark roast. Traditionally, most Tie Guan Yin was a darker roast, but a modern green style of Tie Guan Yin with very low oxidation and a very light roast has become popular in recent years, especially in Asian countries. One type of Tie Guan Yin is called Guan Yin Wang, with Wang meaning "king", implying that it is the highest grade of this tea.

Best Tie Guan Yin

The notion of the "best" Tie Guan Yin is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Monkey Picked Oolong Tea

Brand:Teavana
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
49
9 Ratings
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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin

Brand:Foojoy
Region:Anxi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
62
5 Ratings
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Taiwan Monkey Picked (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
4 Ratings
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Ti Kuan Yin

Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
89
4 Ratings
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Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong Goddess)

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
76
3 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of Taiwan Monkey Picked (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

Taiwan Monkey Picked (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
4 Ratings
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Ti Kuan Yin

Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
89
4 Ratings
Picture of Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong Goddess)

Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong Goddess)

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
76
3 Ratings
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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin

Brand:Foojoy
Region:Anxi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
62
5 Ratings
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Monkey Picked Oolong Tea

Brand:Teavana
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
49
9 Ratings

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