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Dragon's-Eye Charcoal Muzha Tieguanyin

Dragon's-Eye Charcoal Muzha Tieguanyin

Regular price $6.00

Dragon's Eye Charcoal Muzha Tieguanyin

When we walked into this amazing garden nestled in the hills above Taipei City in 2018 we got asked the usual question. "What are you doing here?" When we answered that we were looking for agrochemical-free, dragon's-eye charcoal roasted, authentic Muzha Tieguanyin, the farmer laughed and said, "Well, you found the only one!" And we are glad we did. Certainly charcoal roasted, but not to the point of tasting like an ashtray like many Muzha teas, this tea is a beautiful version of the rich, dark tea that is the favorite of so many tea lovers. Complex notes of vanilla, white grapes and just a hint of smoke dazzle those who try this tea. A spring 2017 pick, this tea is just about right age wise and is really coming into its own. And it will only get better with a little aging.

While not a beginner's tea, this is the absolute best version of authentic Muzha Tieguanyin we have ever found. Those who are a fan of this genre will not be disappointed by this one!


Elevation: 300-500m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: Tieguanyin (Iron Goddess) 

Season: April 2017

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

Oxidation: 50%, Mid-Heavy Charcoal 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 10 reviews
Great tieguanyin

Very tasty. I get aromas of roasted caramel nuts and sweetness. It is quite refreshing and delicious.

Incredible tea

This tea has great intensity of flavour. The charcoal roast combines so well with fruit/floral notes and the resulting brew is a deep red colour. It's a tea I drink when I have time and space to really concentrate on it, as I think it needs to be carefully brewed. A real treat to experience this traditional style of muzha tgy.

James Grant
I need more!!

This is just extraordinary. I have had a lot of tea, and this ranks as one of the very best. It has a smooth, sweet, leathery, indescribable flavour. Wonderful thickness and strength. Please get more in stock if you possibly can!!

Beautiful Brew from this Tieguanyin

I've tried several Tieguanyin oolongs from other vendors, from light-roast to heavy-roasted. This Dragon's Eye Charcoal Roasted Tieguanyin hit the right spot. Very minerally, earthy, even hints of apricot in later infusions. This tea gave me a lot to experience as well as to drink. Will definitely order more!

Really enjoyable

I really like this tea. It’s a great TGY.