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Imperial Ti Kwan Yin Oolong Tea

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Imperial Ti Kwan Yin Oolong Tea

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It is called "Tie Guanyin", belonging to oolong tea. Imperial Ti Kwan Yin Oolong Tea is not only a green drink that has well flavor and good taste, but also an outstanding healthy tea. Probably the best known of Chinese oolongs, this aromatic and elegant tea comes from central Fujian province. Its legend tells how a tea grower in the area would walk past an iron statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, on his way to work each day. The statue stood in a small temple that was rather dilapidated and, although he could not afford to actually repair the building, the tea grower started to take care of it, cleaning it and lighting incense. Then one night, in a dream, the goddess told him to look in a cave behind the temple for a treasure that was hidden there. When he looked the next day he found a single tea shoot which he nurtured and cultivated. He named the tea Ti Kuan Yin.

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Regular Price: $17.40

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Weight: 100 g (3.53 oz)
Includes: Tea Leaves, Packing Bag
Quality Guarantee Period: 24 Months

Home: Fujian

Leaf: Emerald green knots with fragrance of humus.

Brew: Brew 3.5g (0.12oz) in 200ml (7 fl oz) water at 95°C (200 F) for 1.5-2 minutes. Add more water for two or three further infusions. Golden yellow with a bouquet of floral flavors, transforming from faintly bitter to sophisticatedly sweet as it sits.

Scoop: Tie Guan Yin (Ti Kwan Yin) is frequently referred to as a "desert island tea," as in the one that can't be lived without, and no wonder. Wulong packs the perks of both green and black, and Tie Guan Yin boasts the virtues of all other wulongs. It is a tea of paradox - flavorful yet light, fresh tasting yet mature, a treat when drunk alone but perfect with a wide range of foods.

Character: The crinkly, slightly twisted leaves are a mixture of reddy-brown and dark green and as they brew, they unfurl to give lace-edged leaves that release a honey-coloured liquor, a sweet, floral aroma and an orchid-like, smooth, delicate flavour.

The Tie Guan Yin is widely grown in China, mainly for the production of Oolong teas. Legend has it that a certain Mr. Wei discovered it 200 years ago. Renowned for the speed of its growth and the abundance of its harvests, Tie Guan Yin has oval leaves, and its young buds, easily recognizable by their purplish-red hue, are lacy and pointed and have a thick, silky texture.

Compared to other cultivars, Tie Guan Yin contains a larger diversity of organic components, such as polyphenols, catechins and other amino acids. It is also rich in minerals, such as manganese, iron and potassium, which gives it a slightly mineral taste.

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