TIE GUAN YIN OOLONG TEA
Infusion Time: 2 - 4 mins
Caffeine Level: Light
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SPRING HARVEST 2015 -- Our Tie Guan Yin, or "Iron Goddess of Mercy", is the perfect tea for fans of traditional dry, toasty Chinese oolongs. Its tightly rolled brown-green leaves have a soft woodsy aroma. As they brew and open, the aroma becomes greener with a light floral note. A light astringency in the body transforms into a sumptuously oily, coating finish with delicate, persistent notes of acidic fruit, but reminiscent of the deep charcoal roasting this tea undergoes. Subsequent infusions are smoother, sweeter and more focused on buttery, floral and fruity tones than the greenness of the first brew. Unlike the first infusion, later steepings are perfect candidates for serving chilled. Although Tie Guan Yin is one of the traditional tribute teas of China, ours is a high quality variety grown in Taiwan from original Tie Guan Yin cultivars. According to legend, this tea was a gift from a compassionate goddess to help a poor farmer repair a dilapidated temple. It subsequently became a favorite of the Emperor and one of China's most famous teas.
Your tea is hand packed in a resealable pouch at no additional charge. For an additional $5 you can select our new Black Triangle Signature Canister.