Anxi county, situated in the south-east of Fujian province, is one of the famous tea-producing regions in China. It is often called the tea capital of China.
Even though Tie Guan Yin is one of the most famous varietals in Anxi, there are actually different types of tea that are produced in the region.
Through this tea box, we present the other famous Oolong teas from Anxi. Although the processing methods may be similar, they each have their own unique taste.
What's included in this month's tea box?
Discovered in 1870 and recognised as a premium tea varietal in 1984. This tea was discovered in Xiping (西坪) and grown in Xiping, Hu Qiu, and Peng Lai areas. It is slightly similar to Tie Guan Yin but more rounded in flavour.
Huang Jin Gui originated from Hu Qiu Luo Yan Chun (虎邱罗岩村), it is unique due to its fragrant floral notes and gold shade. It was recognised as a premium tea varietal in China in 1984
The most famous tea from Anxi and recognised as one of the top ten teas in China. Tie Guan Yin has a long history. It is known for its unique orchid aroma and long-lasting brew. The Tie Guan Yin varietal is very versatile as it can be made into red teas as well as roasted oolong versions.
Discovered in Da Ping Village in Anxi. This tea has a unique fine downy hair at the back of the leaf, which you can see in the dry leaf form. This was how the it got the name 'Mao Xie' or hairy crab.