Tieguanyin Deep Roast Sample

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Try a small size—about three servings—of our Tieguanyin Deep Roast oolong tea. Click here to order regular retail sizes.

One of the oldest and most famous oolongs, Tieguanyin has been made since the 1800s. First produced in Fujian, China, and characterized by its eponymous cultivar and deep roasting process, the style of this tea has since evolved over the years. Now often less roasted and more floral—and produced in other areas, notably in northern Taiwan—this Tieguanyin pays tribute to the original profile.

Harvested on Ali Shan, in central Taiwan, in May, the leaves were allowed to oxidize about 35% during shaping. Three rounds of firing and resting were completed by October. When infused, the leaves open with an ambrosial aroma and sweet notes of grilled peach; flavors of sandalwood and charcoal, with a finish of brown sugar, round out this rich cup. Steep many times to experience the depth of this full-bodied oolong.

Country: Taiwan
Tasting Notes: brown sugar, grilled peach, slate

Approximately three servings


Brew temperature 200º F
Western style brewing 3-5 grams, 2-3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing ¼ full, 10-20 second steep