Iron Goddess of Mercy, also known as Tie Guan Yin, is a premium Chinese oolong tea with a long and rich history. Where the climate and soil are optimally suited for tea cultivation, the southern part of China’s Fujian Province produces this high-quality tea.
During the harvest season in spring and autumn, tea farmers pick only the freshest and most tender leaves – the topmost leaves and the bud when they are just starting to open. This careful selection process ensures the premium quality of the tea plant leaves used to produce tea.
To preserve its delicate aroma and flavor, the tea leaves are withered in the sun and then partially oxidized until just the right point. This oxidation process develops the unique flavor profile of each tea.
To give the tea leaves their characteristic shape and color, skilled tea masters carefully roast and dry them. This process locks in the tea’s flavor and aroma and extends its shelf life, making it available to enjoy year-round.
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- The roast brings a nutty, vanilla aroma. The body is soft yet full with a toasted, creamy, floral character. Steep longer to bring out brisk citrus blended with rose and lemon peel to elevate those flavors.
Possible Health Benefits of Iron Goddess of Mercy oolong tea or Tie Guan Yin:
Sizes: (Each serving can be brewed up to three times!!!)
- TEAser: 4 cups of tea
- Tea Sachets: 15 individual pyramid tea sachets
- Loose-Leaf: 20-40 cups of tea
- Loose-Leaf Set: LudingtonTEA Loose-Leaf Pouch, Tea Infuser, Tea Scoop
To brew this particular oolong tea, you can brew it the same way you would brew black tea. For a black tea cheat sheet, click here.