- Tieguanyin (pronounced: tee-eh gwahn yihn), a classic oolong tea from Fujian, China. Amidst the floral orchid body in each cup, you’ll find pleasant light-vegetal notes with a gentle mineral finish that reminds you of walnut, and an almost-sour finish to a timeless tea that really opens up after it’s 2nd or 3rd steeping.
This reflective, hand-rolled tea takes 12 steps to make, and is a personal favorite here at Tea & Timbre. Enjoy in a traditional yixing clay pot with friends, perhaps a gaiwan, even one of our drop-bottom tea-steepers, and you’ll experience something far from trendy. In fact, centuries old.