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OOLONG TEA: Iron Goddess of Mercy, China - Autumn 2023

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Gande Tie Guan Yin, 'Iron Goddess of Mercy'

Oolong tea, China

Flavour: floral, creamy & vegetal ~ opulent & heady
These tightly rolled, jade-green leaf pellets infuse into an aromatic liquor with a thick and luscious mouthfeel, floral notes of honeysuckle and gardenia, hints of sweet cream and savoury notes of artichoke. 

Tie Guan Yin translates to Iron Goddess of Mercy. It is a famous style of tea that follows the legend of a farmer who was rewarded with tea seeds after caring for a derelict iron-cast Goddess of Mercy shrine, many thousands of years ago.  

A premium-grade, Autumn 2023 harvest from Gande village located in Anxi county, Fujian province, south eastern China.

Preparation: Steep for 2 minutes at 85° or 90° . Five infusions. 

Sizes: Tie Guan Yin comes in four sizes: a 3 gram single serve, then 20g, 50g and 100g pouches. Our leaves can all be steeped at least twice (often more), so while the 3g pouch is a single serve (150 mls - a standard tea cup size), it will give you two cups if you steep the leaves twice