Deep yet delicate, China's most famous oolong is made in an 18-step process to produce large, cloud-shaped leaves. Unique to the Fujian province, this tea has a complex aroma with hints of orchid, herbs, nuts, melon and basil.
HOW IT TASTES
This meditative, deep rich Chinese oolong tea fills your palate with a delicate fruit flavor and a heady, floral aroma, complex, with hints of orchid, herbs, nuts, melon, and basil. Our Ti Kuan Yin is the perfect balance; not too greenish, nor too roasted. The 'cloud-shaped' leaves are expertly rolled in a perfected 18-step process in order to unfurl slowly, and Ti Kuan Yin will continue to develop over multiple infusions.
Ti Kuan Yin oolong tea from China translates as 'Iron Goddess of Mercy.' The story goes that a devout farmer refurbished a small shrine to the goddess Kuan Yin, polishing her small iron statue for years. In a dream, Kuan Yin told the farmer to look for treasure behind the temple, but instructed that he must share it with others. The farmer found only a small tea plant there, but took it and farmed it, and in turn gave cuttings to his neighbors. The treasure the village profited from was the taste of the cultivar, now called Ti Kuan Yin.