Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess) is one of China’s ten famous teas!
According to legend, a poor farmer named Wei Yin took it upon himself to care for a dilapidated ruin that was once a shrine to the Bodhisattva Kwan Yin. Unable to spend any money on restoration, Wei Yin did the best he could and cleaned the temple thoroughly and burned incense.
One night in a dream, Kwan Yin appeared and told Wei Yin that she had left him a gift that he was to share with others in honor of his devotion. The next day, Wei Yin discovered a small tea tree growing near the temple which produced the most wonderful cup of tea he had ever tasted. He dedicated this varietal to her.
Arguably the premiere oolong varietal, this extraordinary tea is not to be missed!
Tasting Notes -
• Nose: strong, classic orchid aroma accompanied by hints of apple
• Flavor profile: initially, heavy floral flavors balanced by mild vegetal nuances with growing butteriness and sweet fruit with subsequent brewings
• Leaves: dark emerald green pearls unfurling to olive green stem & leaf sets
• Brew: light golden brew lightening to a buttery gold with additional steepings. Multiple infusions possible
Grade 1, Organic, produced in Fujian