By far the most famous Chinese oolong, Iron Goddess of Mercy is said to be divinely inspired! According to the legend, a farmer was renovating a temple to the Buddhist deity Guan Yin, when her iron statue came to life. To thank him for caring for her temple, she told him that he would find his fortune in the fields outside. There the farmer found a tea bush and he named the tea he made from its leaves after her. Since then many farmers have made their fortune with Iron Goddess of Mercy – a tea which can vary in flavour, quality and price considerably. While the fragrant and floral lightly roasted Ti Guan Yins are better known, heavier-roasted teas tend to be darker, mellower, and even a bit fruity. We always strive to get the best tea we can without breaking the bank. This organically grown Iron Goddess of Mercy is typical of a good spring harvest oolong and is, due to its naturally sweet and floral flavour, a great introduction to oolong.
OriginGuizhou Province, China
Time1 - 3 Min
From controlled organic cultivation