Temple Guardian | Oolong Tea
Available online only. Limited quantities.
Great mineral tang and good fruit character. Simple, balanced, and priced for daily consumption.
Produced May 1, 2022 by Mr. Guo Wan Shu in Anxi county, Fujian Province, China. It’s made from the Jin Guanyin cultivar - a hybrid of Huang Jin Gui (for aroma) and Tieguanyin (for body and flavor).
Mr. Guo is a protector of a temple that is over 100 years old. It represents where his ancestors came from and why they have stuck with tea for so many generations.
The legend is their ancestor was an exiled political prisoner who was sent away to a distant island. On their journey to the island, they encountered a giant golden snake who blocked their progress. The snake told him and his guard that this is the place they should stay and the snake spit out a tea seed. It said the tea would keep them safe and in good health, so they stayed and have been living with tea ever since.
This tea is the product of an informal community supported tea program in Anxi that makes investments in tea farmers to improve quality and return better prices for the sellers.
Ingredients: oolong tea
4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 195°F | Steep 4 min.
6 grams | 6 oz water | 205°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 10-20 sec.
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups