About Taiwan Tieguanyin Oolong:
Tieguanyin is also known as the “Iron Goddess of Mercy.” Tieguanyin oolongs originated in Anxi, Fujian, China, although this offering was grow in Nantou County, Taiwan. According to one legend, the goddess Guanyin came to a farmer in his dreams and directed him to a cave where he found his first tea shoot. This shoot eventually was cultivated to make a whole garden, and the special variety of Tieguanyin went on to become world renowned.
Roasted and smooth, Taiwanese Tieguanyin is highly sought-after and has a slightly different character than mainland Chinese oolong.
Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves.
Sweet, roasted and clean with notes of spring flowers.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)
|Steep Time (minutes)
|Number of Infusions
|Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)