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Iron Goddess of Mercy | Oolong Tea

  • Loose leaf 2021 Iron Goddess of Mercy oolong tea
  • Steeped cup 2021 Iron Goddess of Mercy oolong tea

Iron Goddess of Mercy | Oolong Tea
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Traditional style of Anxi oolong. The roast brings a nutty, vanilla aroma. The body is soft, yet full with a toasted, creamy, floral character. Steep longer to bring out brisk citrus. A great value and a “must have”!

This tea was harvested and produced October 10-11, 2021 by our friend Mr. Lin Rui Fu in Anxi, Fujian. It is made from a 1 bud, 3-4 leaf pluck from the Tieguanyin cultivar growing at 2,400 feet. We’re very happy with this lot and highly recommend it.

The name "Iron Goddess of Mercy” is the English translation for the “Tieguanyin” cultivar. The loose pronunciation is “tee-gwan-yin.” It’s origin and primary place of production is Anxi county in the Fujian province of China. This tea is one of the most popular teas in China and one of the pillars of traditional Chinese oolong tea.

Ingredients: oolong tea

Steeping Instructions

5 grams | 8 oz water | 212°F | Steep 5 min.

Traditional Steeping 

Use 8 grams of tea with boiling water in a 150ml gaiwan or teapot:

  • 10 second rinse
  • 1st steep – 25 sec.
  • 2nd steep – 20 sec.
  • 3rd steep – 30 sec.
  • 4th steep – 45 sec.
  • 5th steep – 75 sec.
  • 6th steep – 2 min.
  • (or steep however you want)

Iced Tea Instructions

7 grams | 8 oz water | 212°F | Steep 1 min. | Pour over ice.

Number of Cups

2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups

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