Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong, Oolong Tea, Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Floral, Hay, Honeysuckle, Mineral, Nutty, Orchid, Orchids, Rose, Round , Salt, Salty, Smooth, Straw, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 15 oz / 443 ml

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  • “Also known as: Tieguanyin; Tie Kwan Yin; Iron Buddha This is my favorite tea for gongfu cha. I brew it in my Yixing clay teapot. It is one of my favorite teas ever! It is organically grown and from...” Read full tasting note
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China’s famous Tie Guan Yin is fresh, floral, sweet, and wonderfully fragrant.
All Natural. Iron Goddess of Mercy tea is made without flavors or added fillers.
Our Iron Goddess of Mercy has a light golden-amber infusion with a smooth body and sweet finish. It is beautifully floral and fragrant- truly a tea masterpiece.
One of the most famous Chinese oolong teas is Tie Guan Yin (or TGY). Tea connoisseurs may have heard of this same tea by the names of Ti Kuan Yin, Iron Buddha, or Iron Goddess of Mercy. Regardless of what you call it, its distinctive flavor and light floral fragrance are what make this oolong tea so famous.
Besides the intoxicating flavor of course, Tie Guan Yin is also popular because of its numerous healing properties. Some of the benefits of this tea include anti-aging, anti-cancer, the treatment and prevention of diabetes, and an aid in weight loss. When you combine a great tasting tea classic, pleasant fragrance and the health benefits, you can see why this tea is so sought after!
Origin: China

PREPARATION: Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per 8oz/200ml of water. Heat water to 195F/90C and steep for 2-3 minutes.

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Also known as: Tieguanyin; Tie Kwan Yin; Iron Buddha
This is my favorite tea for gongfu cha. I brew it in my Yixing clay teapot. It is one of my favorite teas ever! It is organically grown and from the spring harvest. While I usually brew this tea gongfu cha style, it can also be brewed in a western style. It is great for steeping multiple times!
The dried leaves are dark green, and are curled/rolled. They expand to whole leaves in water. The tea liquor is light yellow/gold.
Aroma: floral (orchids and maybe rose). definitely flowery with possibly nutty or flinty.
Taste: floral, sweet, and weedy (notes of wet hay/straw). Possibly mineral/flinty and salty, and slightly vegetal. The taste is complex yet balanced.
Body: round (smooth); full, buttery

Flavors: Floral, Hay, Honeysuckle, Mineral, Nutty, Orchid, Orchids, Rose, Round , Salt, Salty, Smooth, Straw, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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