Honeysuckle • Blueberry • Almond
Made in the legendary Chinese style called Tieguanyin (Ti Kuan Yin), this flowery green oolong is delightfully complex, with notes of apricot, honey, and plum, and has a subtly creamy texture.
Make sure to steep at a cooler temperature (around 175°-185° F)* to bring out all of this tea’s wonderful complexities.
Tieguanyin is named after Guanyin, the goddess of mercy. The story goes that a poor man found an old overgrown temple in the woods, and over time restored it. In gratitude, Guanyin made a tea plant grow right outside the temple. The tea was so good that it became famous and helped the man’s people come out of poverty.
* Adding an ounce of cool tap water to a 12 oz cup achieves this temperature.
Ingredients: Full leaf oolong tea from Anxi county, China
SIZE & PRICE DETAILS (cup = 12 oz.):
Large - ½ lb of loose tea = 41 cups @ 67¢ ea.
XL - 1 ½ lbs of loose tea = 122 cups @ 62¢ ea.