Aroma and taste are lightly roasted and slightly sweet with hints of orchid. Iron Goddess (of Mercy) or Ti Kuan Yin is a very traditional oolong. It comes in several grades. This is a premium grade Ti Kuan Yin, which is not a top grade, but it does not have the bitter notes of the lower grades. Oolongs are the most complicated teas to manufacture and have a wonderfully complex, but also simple flavor which can change with each steeping. Oolongs are semi-oxidized teas which can be anywhere from 10% - 80% oxidized. Sometimes the leaves do not fully unfurl until the 3rd or 4th steeping, so every cup is a little different.
Enjoy a very traditional cup of Iron Goddess!
Ingredients: Oolong tea (Ti Kuan Yin Special)
High in antioxidants
Low in caffeine
Altitude: 1500 - 4900 feet above sea level
From China (Fujian)