Iron Goddess of Mercy | Oolong Tea
Skillfully made by Mr. Lin Rui Fu of Fujian, China, this storied tea is a page-turner. The cup layers the flavor of roasted almonds, sweet honey, and flowers. You won’t want to put it down!
Iron Goddess of Mercy is synonymous with Ti Kwan Yin (which is also the name of the cultivar). The tea is named for the Chinese Buddhist goddess Kwan Yin, who according to legend made a gift of this tea to a poor farmer because he had gone to great trouble and hardship to take care of Kwan Yin's temple.
This particular lot of tea is grown in the Anxi region of Fujian province (the natural home of this tea) by Mr. Lin Rui Fu and goes through a moderate baking step at the end, which is its traditional form.
Ingredients: oolong tea
3 grams | 8 oz water | 195°F | Steep 3 min.
6 grams | 6 oz water | 195°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 30 sec.
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups