Anxi Tieguanyin Tea


Anxi Tieguanyin Tea is a Oolong tea produced in Anxi County of Anhui Province, which is made by Tieguanyin tea varieties (Camellia sinensis Tieguanyin in Latin) according to unique traditional processing technology.

Anxi Tieguanyin Tea leaves have a shining dark green color of iron; they are compactly twisted into a strip in the shape of "dragonfly's head with green stem". The brewed liquid is golden or bright orange in color, mellow and pleasant in aroma, smooth and refreshing in flavor. It is boasted that Anxi Tieguanyin Tea has "green leaves with reddish edges that still give lingering aroma after seven infusions".

Anxi County is located in the southeast extension of the Daiyun Mountains. It belongs to the subtropical marine monsoon climate zone. Its landform has the types of hills, river valley and basins. These conditions are conducive to the growth of tea trees. The sandy soil in mountainous area is mainly composed of high content of organic matter and rich in mineral nutrients.

The traditional production technology of Anxi Tieguanyin Tea is complex and elaborate, including the initial production technology of primary tea and the purification technology of faint-flavor and strong-flavor refined tea, which forms the unique quality characteristics of Anxi Tieguanyin Tea. (Courtesy of the IP Protection Department of CNIPA)