In the culture exchanges of today's civilization, tea is a superior beverage that represents thousand years of culture and traditions; not only giving one pleasure and satisfaction, it also evokes the desire for a quiet and peaceful state of mind. Drinking tea has become an indispensable lifestyle habit.

With the passing of time, China has become well known as the nation producing the most variety of tea leaves. After numerous changes through the ages, the varieties of Chinese tea leaves have constantly been updated and improved. Based on the colour of the tea leaves and different cultivation technologies, the basic categories of tea leaves include Green Tea, Red Tea, Oolong Tea, White Tea, Yellow Tea, and Black Tea. Among them, Oolong Tea possesses the floral fragrance of Green Tea, as well as having the mellow taste of Red Tea; it is a favourite of many. Because of its unique tree type, Oolong Tea has a distinct taste. The differences in quality also vary according to their places of origin. Tie Guan Yin is the highest grade among all Oolong Tea. Originating from Guan Yin Yan in Fujian's South Mountain, it is widely known as Nan Yan Tie Guan Yin.

Tie Guan Yin 'Organic Glacial' Tea that is sold in Tea Art Gallery uses the hong xin (red
heart) Tie Guan Yin variety which is planted using organic methods. This produces superior young tea leaves that have been nurtured in the natural environment, after which they are fermented, kneaded and dried using the latest technology to become the new generation of superior Tie Guan Yin 'Organic Glacial' Tea.

Tie Guan Yin 'Organic Glacial' Tea is planted in the highlands of more than 1000m above sea level - in particular the Nan An Guan Yin Mountain, Dai Yun Mountain. With the unique geographical location of Southern Fujian province, its soil condition and weather, irrigation from natural spring water and fertile organic fertilizers, it has become an eco tea plantation noted for the production of hong xin Tie Guan Yin. Nurtured in such a conducive ecology and with advances technology, the tea trees grow abundantly and healthily with dark green round leaves.

The production process of Tie Guan Yin 'Organic Glacial' Tea from incorporates the
characteristics of fermented Red Tea and non-fermented Green Tea, thus putting them in the semi-fermented variety. The tea leaves picking method is also very special - instead of picking the young sprouts, one waits till they have developed into leaves and then only pick the essence from the clover hearts. After that, the fresh leaves are placed in a special air-conditioned room for preservation of freshness and fermentation. It is not the typical microbial fermentation of biological sciences but an oxidation process - where the temperature control of the air - conditioning effectively reduces humidity and eliminates odours. Having gone through such a meticulous production procedure, the tea leaves exude a rich and lingering fragrance and when consumed, is refreshing and rejuvenating.

The unique and superior quality of Tie Guan Yin 'Organic Glacial' Tea from is gentle on the
stomach. On top of its mellow, delicate and smooth qualities, it also has a refreshing natural floral fragrance that has been maintained by low temperature. The 'Glacial' Tea needs to be stored in freezer and must be prepared with boiling water when brewing. It is vital to adhere to the specified steeping duration to preserve the natural freshness and the clear colour of the tea. To appreciate its rich and mellow fragrance, take a sip and swirl your tongue to taste the tea and savour every monthful slowly. You will experience a sweet aftertaste from the tea's rich fragrance till the very last drop in the cup.





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