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OOLONG TEA: Tie Guan Yin 'Iron Goddess of Mercy', Taiwan

$14.00
OOLONG TEA: Tie Guan Yin 'Iron Goddess of Mercy', Taiwan

OOLONG TEA: Tie Guan Yin 'Iron Goddess of Mercy', Taiwan

$14.00
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Tie Guan Yin, 'Iron Goddess of Mercy
Oolong tea, China

Floral, vegetal, mineral – light bodied and delicate
Thousands of years ago, a poor Chinese farmer lovingly cared for a dilapidated iron-cast Goddess of Mercy shrine. He was rewarded with a tea seedling, which nurtured, then crafted its leaves into a beautiful, delicate tea. The tea brought him wealth, and he shared the seeds with his neighbours so they could also prosper. 

This famous Chinese tea was born out of legend. Tie Guan Yin, which translates to Iron Goddess of Mercy, rewards you with refined flavours over multiple steeps. The rolled leaves infuse into a lively, lime green-coloured liquor that releases a buttery, floral fragrance. The steeped tea is light-bodied, silky and delicate and has a refreshing combination of floral (lily and gardenia) and vegetal (artichoke) notes along with hints of mineral and melted butter.

Preparation: Steep for 2 - 3 minutes at 90°. Four + infusions. 

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