Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tie Guanyin) Oolong Tea

Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tie Guanyin) Oolong Tea

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A specially baked tea made to order for Rishi Tea each spring and winter. Tae Guan Yin is known as Iron Goddess of Mercy and is the most famous oolong tea. Our special grade of this tea is hand-harvested from the soft stem Wu-Yi tea bush cultivar that is descended from the original tea bushes introduced to Taiwan from Fujian in the 19th Century. Made according to the traditional Tae Guan Yin oxidation and bamboo coal baking techniques developed in China's Fujian province, our Iron Goddess of Mercy is a special treat for oolong tea lovers.

Tasting Notes: Smooth and rich with aromas of roasted chestnut and notes of dried apricot

Ingredients: Oolong tea.

Additional Info: Oolong tea artisans, like boutique winemakers, bring forth the appellation characters of their teas through traditional crafting techniques. Each oolong tea's distinctive style reflects its place of origin, vintage and tea bush cultivar.

Taiwan
Guywan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 25% of a porcelain guywan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

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Standard Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Times: 3 minutes (1st infusion), 4 minutes (2nd infusion), 5 minutes (3rd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Sandra on November 3, 2013
Milwaukee, WI, AL United States
Starting with the wonderful aroma, this tea transports me to a better place. Truely one of the great teas of the world.

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By Robert R. on March 4, 2014
Waukesha, WI, AL United States
This is one of my favorite Oolong teas that Rishi offers. To me, what really sets this tea apart is a beautiful roasted tree nut note that is neither smokey nor burnt, coupled with some very nice floral notes, especially in the first two infusions. The last note is a strong, but smooth, dried pit fruit, like apricot or mango. A smooth tea, but has a bit of astringent note on the finish, which I find ok as it is not over the top. I found Rishi's steeping times of 60/20/50 seconds and then 2 minutes, per infusion, to be spot on. I strongly recommend this tea to all you Oolong lovers out there.

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