Iron Goddess of Mercy Tea


Produced in the district of Ming Nan, lower Fujian province, China and grown at an altitude between 1200-1500 meters, this Iron Goddes of Mercy (Tie Guan Yin) Oolong tea is one of China's most popular oolong teas.

The name Tie Guan Yin refers both to the tea and its cultivar – a tea bush with thick, oval leaves, also known as Guan Yin. This is what is used to make this tea, and it is the preferred variety of tea plant used to make Iron Goddess, although others can be used, like Ben Shan, Mao Xie, and Huang Dan.

Using modern production methods, this oolong is typically close to a green tea, with only a little oxidation. This results in a very flowery, buttery, fresh and delicate aroma character; the tea liquor is bright apple candy green.

Its name means "iron goddess of mercy", in reference to the famous legend according to which the goddess Guan Yin appeared to a pious man who took care of her temple and, in return, offered him a tea plant boasting exquisite aroma.

Traditional Tie Guan Yin is more roasted, allowing a thicker mouthfeel but less fresh tasting. Whereas the more modern light Tie Guan Yin (Qing Xiang) borrows the Taiwanese approach of cold room withering and lower oxidation, which is why modern Tie Guan Yin tends to have a more flowery and rich aroma. Its low caffeine content makes it a perfect evening tea.

Made with organic tea (Ceres Certified Organic Grower)

Eastern Brewing Method.
Vessel: Gaiwan.
Water Temperature: 90°C
Leaf & Water Ratio: Fill 25% of a porcelain gaiwan with the tea.
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 min, 2nd infusion 20 sec, 3rd infusion 50 sec, subsequent infusions about 2 min

Western Brewing Method
Vessel: Teapot
Water Temperature: 90°C
Leaf & Water Ratio: 3g to 250ml
Steep Times: 1st infusion 2 min with subsequent infusions of about 1 min


Organic Oolong (Tie Guanyin) from Min Nan Area, 1200-1500m.

This tea is made with organic ingredients.