Iron Goddess of MercyOolong Tea

$2.00–$72.00
makes 30 cups
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Description

Our Iron Goddess of Mercy is hand-crafted twice each year, in spring and winter, by a fourth generation artisan oolong teamaker in Mingjian Village in Taiwan's central Nantou county. Our Iron Goddess of Mercy is made from Wuyi and Qingxin oolong tea cultivars and is crafted in the traditional style, with medium oxidation and moderate roasting through a controlled baking by electric brazier. This carefully managed process creates a smooth palate that exudes aromas of roasted buckwheat with a subtle note of dried apricot. Also known by the name Tie Guanyin, Iron Goddess of Mercy is said to have been discovered by an elder farmer named Wei who lived in Anxi county, Fujian province. Wei was a poor, but pious man who hiked the long trail to tidy up the dilapidated village temple every week. The merciful bodhisattva Guanyin visited Wei in his dream, telling him to check behind the temple for a gift in honor of his dedication. Wei awoke the next day and hiked to the temple, finding a tea tree growing behind. He cultivated the tea plant and found it made a most fragrant infusion. He shared the seeds with his friends and to this day, the Tie Guanyin cultivar is said to have derived from this legendary lineage.


Tasting Notes

Smooth and rich with aromas of roasted chestnut and notes of dried apricot

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
195°F
Steep Time
3 minutes

Traditional Brewing

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

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.


Ingredients

Oolong tea.

Origin

Taiwan

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Nice zing
May 24, 2017
In addition to splendid taste & aroma, this is easily my favorite oolong. I seldom drink black tea anymore, just not as...
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One of a kind
May 15, 2017
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Delicious
May 4, 2017
I had this tea at Alma in Minneapolis served in the Rishi Simple Brew pot. I loved the tea so much I immediately ordered it and... read more
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So so good
Mar 7, 2017
Thank you for including this tea as a sample with my order. Will be definitely ordering in my next order. This tea was so... read more
Aida
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Amazing taste, high quality
Feb 2, 2017
Absolutely love Rishi's Ti Kuan Yin - deep, richly flavored oolong without having the overly oxidized, almost black tea flavor... read more
Michael Mozdy
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The perfect Tea
Dec 19, 2016
This is the perfect afternoon tea. Just add a little honey and this luxurious tasting tea is what I crave every afternoon about...
Theresa Walsh
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Daily
Oct 29, 2016
Quickly becoming my go to oolong. Savory.
Jimh
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One of my favorite Rishi teas
Apr 2, 2016
I' am a long time loose leaf tea drinker (almost 10 years). I've gotten this tea numerous times, both in 50g and 1 pound... read more
Charlie Murphy
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Delicous tea
Apr 16, 2015
This is my first tasting of oolong tea and I'm in love! It's flavor is delicate yet robust and floral. Absolutely delicious, my... read more
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One of my favorite Rishi teas
Apr 2, 2016
I' am a long time loose leaf tea drinker (almost 10 years). I've gotten this tea numerous times, both in 50g and 1 pound... read more
Charlie Murphy
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Delicous tea
Apr 16, 2015
This is my first tasting of oolong tea and I'm in love! It's flavor is delicate yet robust and floral. Absolutely delicious, my... read more
Amber
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Love it!
Mar 4, 2014
This is one of my favorite Oolong teas that Rishi offers. To me, what really sets this tea apart is a beautiful roasted tree... read more
Robert R.
Waukesha, WI, AL
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amazing tea
Nov 3, 2013
Starting with the wonderful aroma, this tea transports me to a better place. Truely one of the great teas of the world.
Sandra
Milwaukee, WI, AL
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Daily
Oct 29, 2016
Quickly becoming my go to oolong. Savory.
Jimh
Mukilteo, WA
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The perfect Tea
Dec 19, 2016
This is the perfect afternoon tea. Just add a little honey and this luxurious tasting tea is what I crave every afternoon about...
Theresa Walsh
South Hadley, MA
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One of a kind
May 15, 2017
I don't typically leave reviews but Rishi keeps me supplied with this "one of a kind" tea so I owe them. If you have a... read more
Laura
Wilton, NY
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Delicious
May 4, 2017
I had this tea at Alma in Minneapolis served in the Rishi Simple Brew pot. I loved the tea so much I immediately ordered it and... read more
Kim
Edina, MN
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So so good
Mar 7, 2017
Thank you for including this tea as a sample with my order. Will be definitely ordering in my next order. This tea was so... read more
Aida
Oak Ridge , NC
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One of my favorite Rishi teas
Apr 2, 2016
I' am a long time loose leaf tea drinker (almost 10 years). I've gotten this tea numerous times, both in 50g and 1 pound... read more
Charlie Murphy
New York City, AL
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Delicous tea
Apr 16, 2015
This is my first tasting of oolong tea and I'm in love! It's flavor is delicate yet robust and floral. Absolutely delicious, my... read more
Amber
Milwaukee, WI, AL
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Love it!
Mar 4, 2014
This is one of my favorite Oolong teas that Rishi offers. To me, what really sets this tea apart is a beautiful roasted tree... read more
Robert R.
Waukesha, WI, AL
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amazing tea
Nov 3, 2013
Starting with the wonderful aroma, this tea transports me to a better place. Truely one of the great teas of the world.
Sandra
Milwaukee, WI, AL
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Daily
Oct 29, 2016
Quickly becoming my go to oolong. Savory.
Jimh
Mukilteo, WA
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The perfect Tea
Dec 19, 2016
This is the perfect afternoon tea. Just add a little honey and this luxurious tasting tea is what I crave every afternoon about...
Theresa Walsh
South Hadley, MA
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One of a kind
May 15, 2017
I don't typically leave reviews but Rishi keeps me supplied with this "one of a kind" tea so I owe them. If you have a... read more
Laura
Wilton, NY
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Delicious
May 4, 2017
I had this tea at Alma in Minneapolis served in the Rishi Simple Brew pot. I loved the tea so much I immediately ordered it and... read more
Kim
Edina, MN
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So so good
Mar 7, 2017
Thank you for including this tea as a sample with my order. Will be definitely ordering in my next order. This tea was so... read more
Aida
Oak Ridge , NC
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