Organic Anxi Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong (Tie Guan Yin) Roasted King Grade
This is a master grade rare find Tie Guan Yin from Anxi county, China. It features a rich aroma and strikes a great balance between a mild smokiness and a complex natural sweetness with hints of molasses, roasted pear and honey. Pair well with wide variety of food and snacks.
Tie Guan Ying is one of the most revered and sought after oolong teas in China. It is named for the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin, based on a legend. A magnificent tea, not just because of its unique name, but also for its strong floral fragrance and delightfully complex taste. However, the making of Tie Guan Ying is very complex, involving many steps.
This tea is a special treat for Tie Guan Ying Oolong lovers. This exquisite tea is harvested in the autumn in DeQing, Anxi county. This tea is hand-rolled and moderately oxidized and baked using traditional methods. Only the high quality tea leaves can be roasted for better flavor and taste. The caffeine level of Tie Guan Ying is higher than green tea, but lower than black tea which is ideal for delivering moderate and consistent levels of energy, both in the morning and afternoon. It is believed that Oolong tea promotes relaxation and mental alertness.
Origin: Anxi county, Fujian province, China
Harvest time: Autumn 2015
Caffeine level: Medium
Packaging: We use the highest quality resealable foil pouches on the market to 100% block light and moisture, ensuring that the tea retains maximum freshness. Also the resealable pouch is not only convenient, but saves you from purchasing additional tea tins.
A great balance between a mild smokiness and a complex natural sweetness with hints of molasses, roasted pear and honey. Pair well with wide variety of food and snacks.
205-208oF, 6 grams (2 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, 3-4 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water. Also suggest to use porcelain/clay teapot but not glass teapot.
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of the tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.