Iron Goddess - Tieguanyin

Certified organic, offers a flavor reminiscent of orchids.

"Iron Goddess" Tieguanyin grown and processed in the AnXi Region seems to embody many of the exceptional taste characteristics for which Chinese oolongs are famous. These semi-oxidized, rolled leaves unfold to flavors and aromas unique to the terroir of the coastal mountain range of AnXi. This lot is grown and certified organic. Harvest date 2017.

Lot Notes
The taste drew us to this lot. The fact it is certified organic and offers a full and round flavor that is reminiscent of orchids made our selection easy. This is the 3rd year we considered this tea and felt this year it offered a complex- nuanced flavor and plenty of body.

Tea Facts
By appearance and taste, we class this lot as a traditional style Tieguanyin - a blend of green-side and browner-side leaves which combine to make a medium-oxidized flavor. It was grown on a farm at approximately 600 meters and the tea was harvested in mid-April 2017.

Tasting Notes
Distinctive notes of Oolong come through in tasting. It is medium oxidized giving the tea a lingering flavor that is floral. Cups to a light sweetness (gan).

Brewing Suggestions
Use a level teaspoon of leaf for 8-12 ounces of water. Or, serve GongFu style using approx. 2 teaspoons for 8-12 ounces of water) and very short steeps of 15-30 seconds. We suggest water at boiling temperature, rinse the leaves briefly, pour off and re-infuse. This will awaken the leaves and release precious aromas and flavors. These leaves will steep 4-5 times.

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  • 5
    Aromatic tea

    Posted by Natalie Gunawan on 25th Apr 2018

    This tea transports me back to a tea shop in China. I lived in China for a year and learned to appreciate good tea. This tea has similar qualities as the highest quality Teguanyin tea i had in one of the nicest tea house in Tianjin.