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Iron Goddess

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Tobacco, leather, and winter evergreen

Oolong Tea · medium oxidation · dark roast

Iron Goddess of Mercy, known as Tie guan yin or Ti Kuan Yin, originated in the Fujian Province of China. In its Chinese tradition, this oolong tea was lightly oxidized and barely roasted. In its new home of Taiwan, cultivators found that a slow, repeated roast plus hand kneading brings out a better bouquet. Thus, a new tradition emerged from the old as new roots were born in a new land. Subtle is not the word here.

The roast notes are heavy, like an old man smoking cigars on side street hickory benches. It is the peat whiskey of teas.

Tie Guan Yin is a tea with a fabled history and folklore. Its origins have conflicting stories, depending on who you ask. Tie Guan Yin translates to “Iron ‘Guanyin” , Guanyin is know to be the Goddess of Mercy.

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Chinese Name: 石門鐵觀音
Alternative Name: Iron Goddess of Mercy, Ti Kuan Yin, Tieguanyin, Guanyin and Iron Buddha
Origin: Shimen District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Cultivar: Ying Zhi Hong Xin & Jinxuan
Elevation: ~300 meters
Oxidation: 30~40%
Roast Level: Dark
Flavor Profile: Tobacco, leather, winter evergreen, wood chips
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, brash, present

The Cultivar

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Ying Zhi Hong Xin & Jinxuan

Brewing Instructions

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These instructions are for reference only, a starting point for brewing this tea. Trust your palate and feel free to experiment.

Quantity of Tea: 6 grams
Quantity of Water: 237 ml / 8 oz
Water Temperature: 212°F / 100°C
Steep Time: ~ 1 - 2 minutes
For more information on how to brew tea check out our brewing guides

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