Tie Kuan Yin, Loose Leaf Oolong Tea with Bamboo Infuser
ABOUT Tie Kuan Yin translated from Chinese means "Iron Goddess of Mercy". Chinese legend says that there once lived a very poor farmer in the Anxi county of Fujian province. He noticed a dilapidated temple on his way to the fields that nobody took care of. The farmer didn’t have any money but at least he could sweep the floor, clean the temple and light incense. Twice a month, for many months, he repeated the same task. One night when he was deeply asleep the Goddess appeared to him. “Go behind the temple and you will find the treasure but don’t take only for yourself, share with others” she told him. The poor farmer checked everything around the temple but found only a single tea shoot which he planted and nurtured into a large tea bush from which he made the finest tea that he share with others. Word spread of this wonderful tea and thus the Fujian Province became famous for the finest Iron Goddess oolong tea.
DESCRIPTION The dry tea leaves of Ti Kuan Yin are much heavier than other Chinese teas and it is described as "weight like iron". The tea produced from this bush glows with a golden yellow liquid, diffused to a distinct toasty aroma, and has a delicious sweet taste.
PREPARATION Heat Water to 200-210 F, steep 4 minutes.
OUR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PACKAGING: Our hand-crafted packaging is simple, visually sophisticated, and sustainable. It reflects our values, and the values of our customers. All our packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, made of paper and non-toxic soy ink. We would like to make sure that you pay for quality tea, and nothing more. Each canister includes a reusable bamboo tea infuser. The infuser is hand made from natural bamboo. We recommend using separate infuser’s for each type of tea because it will absorb the fragrance of the tea. Each container includes approximately thirty-five one-teaspoon servings. Some of our teas can be infused as many as 3-6 times. The weight of the tea ranges from 50-100 grams depending on volume.