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Every tea has a tale to tell.
This is the tale of Tieguanyin.


Chinese Oolong

  • Portion 25+ Cups
  • Profile

    This yellow-emerald Oolong tea offers soft floral notes and just a touch of honey. Tieguanyin’s leaves are sun-withered and left overnight, then pan-fired to halt oxidation. The still-warm leaves are semi-rolled into balls and baked, resulting in a fine semi-oxidised loose leaf tea, classified in between the green and black tea categories.

  • Story

    Every tea has a tale to tell. This is the tale of Tieguanyin. In the 1800s, an Anxi County farmer passed by an abandoned temple every day. It was home to an iron statue of Guanyin, the Chinese goddess of mercy. Saddened by the temple’s forgotten state, he decided to restore it. One night, Guanyin visited the farmer in a dream. She told him of a cave where treasure awaited. On waking, he found the cave – and within it, a single tea shoot. The farmer nurtured the tea shoot as he had nurtured the temple. He named it Tieguanyin, after the ‘Iron Goddess of Mercy’, and sold the fine tea far and wide, bringing wealth and prosperity to the region.

  • Provenance

    Origin — China
    Area — Fujian Province
    Type — Oolong

  • Brew Craft

    Quantity — 2g of tea per 150mL of water
    Temp — 95 °C (203 °F)
    Time — 60 to 120 secs
    Infusions — Up to 4, +30 secs each steep

  • Ingredients

    Oolong Tea

  • Presentation

    Semi-tight Rolled Balls