China is the first country in the world to discover, cultivate and use tea. According to historical data, tea originated in China. As early as 5000 years ago, our ancestors found that tea has the effect of detoxification. After a long history journey, tea has taken root in more than 50 countries around the world. Tea has become one of the three most popular non-alcoholic beverages in the world. There are many types of tea according to different brith places. Here we are going to introduce you some knowledge about a famous type oolong tea- tieguanyin tea and show you how tieguanyin tea benefit us.

What is “Tieguanyin” tea

Tie Guanyin (tiě guān yīn) tea, a traditional Chinese famous tea belongs to the category of green tea and is one of the top ten famous tea in China. Originally produced in Xiping Town, Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, it was discovered in 1723-1735. Tieguanyin is both a tea name and a tea tree name. Tieguanyin tea is between green tea and black tea. It is a semi-fermented tea. Tieguanyin has a unique fragrance and elegant flavor. After brewing, it has a naturally rich and lasting orchid fragrance and pure taste.

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What does “Tieguanyin” tea bring to us

According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, Tieguanyin is cold, sweet, sour and it has the functions of heat-clearing and mind-refreshing. It can be used for mouth and tongue sores, dizziness and drowsiness, memory decline, obesity, short red urine, and other diseases. Tieguanyin contains tea polyphenols, alkaloids, vitamins, various amino acids, and trace elements. Modern pharmacology shows that it has the following effects:

  • The effect Antioxidant.
  • The effect of lowering blood pressure.
  • The function of regulating blood sugar.
  • The prevention and treatment of tumors.
  • The prevention of dental caries and Oral deodorization.
  • The function of promoting blood circulation in the brain and enhancing memory.

Here  are  more details about the benefits of Tieguanyin in our daily life.

  • Anti-aging.

Japanese studies have shown that the polyphenolic compounds in Tieguanyin can prevent excessive oxidation; purine alkaloids can indirectly remove free radicals, so as to achieve the purpose of delaying aging.

  • Refreshing and refreshing.

For our stay-at-night tribe, soaking a cup of Tieguanyin is the best way to refresh your mind. In addition, Tieguanyin polyphenols have a strong antioxidant effect, regular consumption can inhibit the consumption of vitamin C, plus its own rich vitamin C, regular drinking can make women’ s skin become more delicate and whitening.

  • Lose weight.

Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea that originated in Fujian Province. Tieguanyin and Dahongpao belong to this category. It has a good effect on lowering blood fat, lowering cholesterol, and helping digestion. Especially people who want to lose weight can choose oolong tea, which can improve the enzymes that break down fat, thereby promoting fat metabolism.

  • Sterilization and dysentery.

Why can Tieguanyin play a role in sterilization and dysentery? It is mainly a tea polyphenol compound. After tea polyphenols enter the gastrointestinal tract, it can relax the tension function of the intestine and ease intestinal movement; at the same time, it can make the intestinal protein coagulate, because the bacteria themselves are composed of proteins, tea polyphenols and bacterial proteins After the encounter, the bacteria die immediately and play a role in protecting the gastrointestinal mucosa, so it has the effect of treating enteritis.

How to choose good “Tieguanyin” tea?

Tieguanyin grade standard – Tieguanyin tea is divided into two types, fragrance type and strong fragrance type, which are divided into special grade, first grade, second grade, and third grade according to sensory indicators.

  • Sensory Index of fragrance type Tieguanyin Tea

1.Fragrance type tieguanyin tea special grade:

  • Appearance: Strip: fat, round, heavy
  • Color: Emerald green, obvious sand green
  • Shredded: evenly
  • Clarity: clean
  • Inner quality: Aroma: high fragrance, long-lasting
  • Taste: Fresh and refreshing, obvious phonology
  • Soup color: golden and bright
  • Leaf bottom: fat, soft and bright, even, and long aftertaste

2.Fragrance type tieguanyin tea grade one:

  • Appearance: Strip: Strong and tight
  • Color: green oily, sand green
  • Shredded: evenly
  • Clarity: net
  • Inner substance: Aroma: fresh fragrance, long-lasting
  • Taste: clear and sweet, with clear phonology
  • Soup color: golden and bright
  • Leaf bottom: soft and bright, still neat, with more fragrance

3.Fragrance type tieguanyin tea grade two:

  • Shape: Rope: Curled and strong
  • Color: green oily, sand green
  • Shredded: fair
  • Clarity: fair, slightly tender
  • Inner quality: Aroma: fragrance
  • Taste: still fresh and refreshing, the sound is still clear
  • Soup color: golden
  • Leaf bottom: still soft and bright, still even, with a little aftertaste

4.Fragrance type tieguanyin tea grade three:

  • Appearance: Rope: Curly and strong
  • Color: dark green, slightly yellow
  • Shredded: fair
  • Clarity: Fairly clean, with tender stems
  • Inner Quality: Aroma: Pure
  • Taste: mellow and sweet, slightly clear
  • Soup color: golden
  • Leaf bottom: still soft and bright, still even, with a little aftertaste
  • Sensory Index of strong fragrance type Tieguanyin Tea

1.Strong fragrance type Tieguanyin tea special grade:

  • Appearance: Strip: fat, round, heavy
  • Color: emerald green, rosy, sand green
  • Shredded: evenly
  • Clarity: clean
  • Inner quality: Aroma: rich, long-lasting
  • Taste: full-bodied, fresh and refreshing, pronounced phonology
  • Soup color: golden, clear
  • Leaf bottom: hypertrophic, soft, bright and even, red edges bright, with more fragrance

2.Strong fragrance tieguanyin tea grade one:

  • Appearance: Strip: fatter and stronger
  • Color: dark black and bright green
  • Shredded: evenly
  • Clarity: net
  • Inner quality: Aroma: rich, long-lasting
  • Taste: mellow, still fresh and bright
  • Soup color: deep golden, clear
  • Leaf bottom: Fairly soft, bright, even, with red edges and a little aftertaste

3.Strong fragrance tieguanyin tea grade two:

  • Appearance: Strip: slightly fatter and slightly stronger
  • Color: dark green, sand green
  • Shredded: fair
  • Clarity: clean, slightly tender
  • Inner Quality: Aroma: Fairly Fresh
  • Taste: mellow and refreshing, slightly phonological
  • Soup color: orange yellow, dark yellow
  • Leaf bottom: slightly soft and bright, slightly even

4.Strong fragrance tieguanyin tea grade three:

  • Appearance: Strip: Curled, fairly strong
  • Color: dark green with a little brownish red dot
  • Neat: slightly tidy
  • Clarity: Slightly clear, with delicate stalks
  • Inner Quality: Aroma: Pure and Plain
  • Taste: mellow, slightly phonological
  • Soup color: deep orange, clear yellow
  • Leaf bottom: Slightly even, brownish red

5.Strong fragrance tieguanyin tea geade four:

  • Shape: Strip: Curled, slightly coarse
  • Color: dark green, with maroon
  • Shattered: under trimmed
  • Clarity: Less clean, with stems
  • Inner quality: Aroma: dull, slightly rough
  • Taste: slightly coarse
  • Soup color: orange red, clear red
  • Leaf bottom: under-even, with coarse leaves and brown-red leaves

To a certain extent, Tieguanyin tea is divided into good and bad according to price. Of course, this does not mean that expensive ones are necessarily good. But Tieguanyin tea, which is too cheap, tastes very ordinary indeed. Different flavors of Tieguanyin tea also have different tastes. It is difficult to say which kind is the best. Everyone can choose according to their preference for drinking tea. We only provide reference for everyone to make a choice. If you are interested, you can also go to our website to see if there is any tea you like.


5 types of people who can not drink tieguanyin tea

Nothing is suitable for everyone, no matter how good it is, tea is no exception. Here are five types of crowds who are not suitable for drinking Tieguanyin.People with heart disease, high blood pressure, stomach problems, constipation, insomnia, neurasthenia, hyperthyroidism, and iron deficiency anemia, drinking strong tea is equivalent to adding ice to the snow, which can cause gastrointestinal discomfort.

  • Coronary heart disease: Drinking a lot of strong iron Guanyin tea will make the heart beat faster. This has the effect of inducing and aggravating the condition of coronary heart patients with tachycardia.
  • Lactation period: Women who are breastfeeding, do not drink strong tea, because the polyphenols in the tea have astringent effect on milk and affect milk secretion.
  • Menstruation: Women during menstruation, because menstrual blood contains methemoglobin, plasma protein and other components.
  • Pregnant women: pregnant women drink strong tea, not only easy to suffer from iron-deficiency anemia, affecting the nutritional supply of the fetus. Strong tea contains a higher concentration of caffeine, which can increase the heart rate and urine output of pregnant women and increase the burden on the heart and kidneys of pregnant women, thereby inducing pregnancy poisoning symptoms, which is not conducive to the health of mothers and fetuses.