Tieguanyin “Iron Goddess of Mercy”, named for the goddess of compassion, Kuan Yin, is the most celebrated Chinese Oolong tea. The in depth processing method results in a rich, flavorful, complex selection. Take a moment to savor this selection midday or pair it with lightly spiced chicken or seafood.
Tieguanyin originated in Anxi, Fujian province during the 19th century. The bushes are best grown between 400 - 1,000 meters in elevation. The leaves are plucked, withered in the sun, cooled, tossed, withered again, fixated (heating the leaves to halt oxidization), rolled, and dried.
The result is a yellow tinted oolong tea with light, nutty aromas that disguise a complex palate of rich umami and citrus with a bold musctatal finish. Top notes of toasted umami give way to a touch of lemon zest, completed by woody endnotes.
Learn more about the Legend of Ti Kuan Yin from our article here.Color: Yellow Tint
Top Note: Toasted Umami
How to Make Oolong Tea:
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