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Ti Kuan Yin aka Iron Goddess Loose Leaf Tea

Ti Kuan Yin aka Iron Goddess Loose Leaf Tea

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Ti Kuan Yin: The Iron Goddess of Loose Leaf Tea

Have you ever heard of the Iron Goddess of Mercy? No, it's not a superhero name or a mythical figure. It's actually one of the most popular teas in China - Ti Kuan Yin, also known as Iron Goddess Loose Leaf Tea.

Ti Kuan Yin is a type of oolong tea that originated in the Anxi County of Fujian Province in China. It's a distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavor, making it perfect for quiet and reflective moments.

But did you know that there are several grades of Ti Kuan Yin? This particular type is the premium grade, falling just below the superior grade but still possessing many of its characteristics. As the legend goes, Ti Kuan Yin is initially bitter, then sweet, and finishes with a fragrant aftertaste that lingers on your palate. However, this specific grade of Ti Kuan Yin is known for its sweetness and fragrant finish without any bitter notes.

So why is it called the Iron Goddess of Mercy? There are several stories behind the name, but the most popular one is about a poor farmer who found a tea shoot of extraordinary quality in a cave. He nurtured and cultivated it until it became the best tea in the village. When asked for its name, he simply replied "Tian Guan Yin" or "Iron Goddess of Mercy." This name stuck and has been used ever since.

Today, Ti Kuan Yin is not just popular in China, but also worldwide. Its unique flavor and rich history make it a favorite among tea connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. So if you ever come across Ti Kuan Yin, remember the Iron Goddess of Mercy and take a moment to appreciate its delicate taste and the story behind its name. So why not try some today and experience the sweet, fragrant taste of Ti Kuan Yin for yourself? Trust us, it's worth it. Happy sipping!

1oz of loose leaf tea will produce about 11 - 13 cups of 8oz tea

2oz of loose leaf tea will produce about 23 - 26 cups of 8oz tea

4oz of loose leaf tea will produce about 47 - 51 cups of 8oz tea

Ingredients: Oolong tea

Tea(s) Origin: China

Region(s): Fujian Province

Growing Altitude: 1500 - 4900 feet above sea level

Grade: Ti Kuan Yin Special

Manufacturer Type(s): Semi fermented, Traditional process, Small batch crafted and formed, Hand sorted

Antioxidant Level: High

Caffeine Content: Low

Brewing Instructions for Ti Kuan Yin Tea from About The Cup

  • Filtered or Spring Water is Best
  • Heat water to 185 degrees
  • 1 Perfect teaspoon of Ti Kuan Yin Loose Leaf Tea
  • Everyone’s taste is different, for a stronger flavor use a heaping teaspoon
  • Add Ti Kuan Yin Tea to your favorite infuser
  • Pour 8 ounces of 185 degree water
  • Let Steep for 2 – 3 minutes
  • Enjoy your cup of Ti Kuan Yin Tea!
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