Our Tie Guan Yin
Tie Guan Yin is named after the Buddhist goddess of mercy, Guan Yin. Our Tie Guan Yin is a delightful oolong tea from Fujian. The method of preparation of this special oolong is very complex and has been a historical secret because it produces the most intriguing and long lasting flavors of any tea. You can pour fresh water on this tea in your cup over 10 times and still be tasting a delicious drink.
What is even more special is the notes of the tea will change over the time. Initially your tea will be a strong roasted flavor, and as the leaves unfurl they will become more floral and fruit in notes. This particular Iron Goddess tea was harvested in the month of May. This quality is why Tie Guan Yin can be some of the most expensive tea in the world. Our Tie Guan Yin is Qing Xiang style, which means moderately baked, providing a perfect balance between roasted nut flavors and floral fruit flavors.
How to prepare Iron Goddess Tea
Water temp: 200
Time in: 30 seconds, adding 15 per pour
Pours per serving: 10
Time of day:morning til evening ( I drink it after dinner too!!!)
Food pairing: fish, red meats, dumplings, vegetables, soft cheeses and blue cheese, fruits, chocolate
For a more delicate White tea flavor, the tea master recommends: