History of Anxi County

Anxi County is a county of the municipal region of Quanzhou, in southern Fujian province, People’s Republic of China. It lies adjacent to and directly north of Xiamen.

Anxi is well known for a number of varieties of Oolong tea, the best-known of which is Tieguanyin (铁观音, “Iron Boddhisatva of Mercy”). Anxi Tieguanyin (安溪铁观音) is classified as one of the Top 10 Chinese Tea.