Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong

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Iron Goddess of Mercy is one of China’s most renowned oolongs originating in the 19th century in Fujian Province. The tea imparts a wonderfully creamy texture with a rich floral flavour.

   origin: Anxi County, Fujian Province, China

   type: Oolong tea

   picked: Spring

   flavour: honey, creamy, complex

   aroma: floral, grassy

 

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Iron Goddess of Mercy

Tie Guan Yin is a semi-oxidized (20-25%) oolong, with flavour profile closer to green (not oxidised) than to black tea (fully oxidised).

The legend

In the 1800’s in Anxi, a legend tells of a poor tea farmer called Wei who happened upon a neglected Iron (Tie) shrine to Guanyin (Goddess of mercy).
After painstaking restoration over many months, the Goddess Guanyin appeared to Wei in his sleep, leading him to a small green shoot near the Iron shrine.

Taking the shoot, and planting in his tea field, a leaf emerged with such incredible flavour that it made the farmer very successful. To show his gratitude, the farmer called this varietal TieGuanYin.

How to Brew Oolong Like a Teapro

add 3-4 g tea leaves

heat water to 80C

infuse for 3 min

re-steep up to 3 times

size

15g, 50g, 100g

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