Iron Goddess of Mercy Ti Kuan Yin

Iron Goddess of Mercy Ti Kuan Yin

Regular price $14.80 CAD

A distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavor. Excellent for quiet moments
The liquor tends pale green yellow, slightly amber.

Oolong tea is semi fermented which is one of the reasons it has such a unique character. You will see (particularly in the infused leaf) that the edges of the leaves are slightly brownish. The reason for this is that the leaves are lightly bruised to start the oxidation process. The leaves are wilted in the direct sun and then shaken in tubular bamboo baskets to bruise the leaf edges. The bruising is what makes the edges oxidize faster than the center. After 15-25 minutes (depending upon ambient temperature and humidity levels) the tea is fired, locking in the special flavor profile. There are several grades of Ti Kuan Yin (a.k.a Iron Goddess of Mercy). This particular type is the premium grade - below the superior grade but has many of the characteristics of top Ti Kuan Yin Oolongs. It has been written that Ti Kuan Yin is at first bitter, then sweet and finishes with a fragrance, which lingers on your palate. We find this particular grade is sweet with a fragrant finish and has no bitter notes.

Oolong tea
Ingredients From: China
Antioxidant / Caffeine Level: High / Low

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses. Once it boiled allows decreasing the temperature to reach the ideal brewing temperature

Ideal Brewing Temperature: 80  - 95 C / 176  - 203 F