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1996 Muzha Tieguanyin
1996 Muzha Tieguanyin

1996 Muzha Tieguanyin

Regular price $8.00

1996 Muzha Tieguanyin

While visiting the same garden that produced our Dragon's Eye Charcoal Tieguanyin, we were given this gem of a tea to try and bought as much as we could. Taiwanese teas of this caliber made in the 20th century are getting harder and harder to find, so we are very happy to find and share such a rare beauty as this one. 

This tea could be described as 'getting a coconut oil back massage in an old library' and we can roll with that. The 'must' of age quickly gives way to an incense-like smooth roast and coconut sweetness with a hint of red fruit in the background that makes this tea such a great example of a well aged Muzha Tieguanyin. It is a real gem, and one that we will be sad to see gone, but happy that we could share. 

Elevation: 300-500m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: Tieguanyin (Iron Goddess) 

Season: 1996

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Oxidation: 60%, medium electric roast

Region: Muzha, New Taipei City

Recommend Brewing Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 40, 50 seconds then add 10-30 seconds to steeps to taste. Lasts 5-6 steeps.

Western Style Brewing:  Not Recommended For Western Style Brewing 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Fabio Crespi
Very Interesting

A quite interesting taste. Smooth and slightly sweet with interesting just strong enough sour (fruit?) flavour. Defenitly worth a try.


Its so hard to find aged teas that have maintained such well balanced flavours. This tea has a deep, old library aroma and complex sour sweetness. Definitely one that has succumb to time in the best ways possible.

Scott Phillips

The smell of old books and tobacco giving way to a coconut sweet flavor. A must try if you're into aged teas!