Anxi Oolong Teas
Anxi oolong teas originate from Anxi County, in China's Fujian Province. The region is best known for their Tie Guan Yin, or "Iron Goddess of Mercy", which is among China's most revered and sought-after teas. Other related teas are made which share similar characteristics, such as Ben Shan and Mao Xie. The style is characterized by an extensive processing which involves picking, sun withering, cooling, tossing, fixing, rolling, drying, and sometimes roasting. Typical to many modern Anxi oolongs is a very light degree of oxidation, which results in a bright green leaf color, a vegetal, floral aroma and pale yellow tea soup. This style of oolong is also known as a jade oolong.