IRON GODDESS | TIE GUAN YIN | OOLONG TEA
Iron Goddess (Tie Guan Yin), a premium Chinese oolong tea is named after the Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. This unique tea has an orchid-like aroma and delicate smooth taste.
Iron Goddess is steeped in tradition and history, it was initially offered as a tribute tea to the emperor. Although this tea is known for being esoteric & sophisticated, it is also a tea that is easy to appreciate with strong aroma, vibrant colour and a wide range of notes. Iron Goddess can be re-brewed multiple times with the flavour enhancing each time. The complex flavours of this unique tea make it perfect for a cold brew tea in the summer months.
Tie Guan Yin was first developed during the early 1700 in Anxi County in Fujian province as a cross between non-fermented green tea and fully fermented black tea, producing the best of both in a single tea. The leaves are handpicked and undergo the traditional method of production involving various steps that results in the distinctive flavour, aroma and appearance of the Oolong tea. This unique tea quickly became popular in eastern China and Taiwan. It gained popularity in Japan in 1970's and from there spread across the world.
Oolong tea leaves
Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China
Tea: 3g Water: 95 C, 1 cup Time: 3-5 min
Recommended number of steeping: 3-4 times
How to prepare:
There is no set rule for brewing tea because each tea type is different.
This is a rough guide to get you started. Please experiment to find your ideal steeping time based on your personal taste.
Before preparing any type of tea always warm the teapot and teacups by rinsing it with hot water.
Put 3 g of tea in the preheated tea pot and add water at 95 C and rinse the tea before preparing the first infusion so the leaves are clean and soft for brewing.
For the first infusion, pour water at 95C over the tea leaves and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
When brewing in a tea pot please pour the tea out in cups until the last drop to avoid over steeping the tea left in the teapot as this will result in an unpleasant and bitter flavor.
Don’t throw out your tea leaves after your first cup of tea. The same tea leaves can be steeped up to 3-4 times. Discover the nuances of tea with every infusion.
Use the same temperature of water for the next few infusions and experiment with the steeping time 30s,1 min or even longer.