Origin: Taiwan

  • Varietal: Wu-Yi Cultivar
  • Harvest: Winter and Spring
  • Farming: Conventional

Preparation:

  • 4 grams of tea leaves
  • 8 oz. water at 195°F
  • 1st infusion 1 minute,
    2nd infusion 20 seconds,
    3rd infusion 50 seconds,
    subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

Smooth and rich with aromas of roasted chestnut and notes of dried apricot.

More about Iron Goddess of Mercy tea:

A specially baked tea made to order each spring and winter. Tae Guan Yin is known as Iron Goddess of Mercy and is the most famous oolong tea. Our special grade of this tea is hand-harvested from the soft stem Wu-Yi tea bush cultivar that is descended from the original tea bushes introduced to Taiwan from Fujian in the 19th Century. Made according to the traditional Tae Guan Yin oxidation and bamboo coal baking techniques developed in China’s Fujian province, our Iron Goddess of Mercy is a special treat for oolong tea lovers.

Oolong tea artisans, like boutique winemakers, bring forth the appellation characters of their teas through traditional crafting techniques. Each oolong tea’s distinctive style reflects its place of origin, vintage and tea bush cultivar.