41. Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) 100g


This is the most famous of all Chinese Mainland Oolongs and one of the great Chinese teas. This is spring flush (autumn flush lacks subtlety) and from Anxi district. The name refers to a legend in which a poor farmer tended a iron statue of the Goddess in an abandoned temple for many years and was rewarded by her appearing to him in a dream and revealing to him where this special tea bush was to be found.


High grade leaf like this can be used 6 or 7 times. Water 80c. Infuse 2-3 minutes. Best without milk.