The Fujian Province of China is the birthplace for the semi-oxidized Oolong teas. Oolong teas, aka wulong or black dragon, are made from large leaves that are produced in the late Spring. Unlike other types of tea that contain the top leaves and the buds of the bush, oolong teas are large well formed leaves that will sometimes also contain the stem of the bush. Oolongs differ from green, black and white teas by the method of processing and are the most labor intensive tea to produce. Each type of Oolong varies in the percentage of oxidation and the method in which it is processed (some are twisted, tippy leaves, some are cut, some are rolled into small balls).
Goddess of Mercy (Iron Goddess, Guan Yin, Ti Kuan Yin) is a superior grade of China Oolong tea from Anxi County in the southern Fujian province. This tea brews to a light amber cup with a bold and invigorating flavor.
Brew tea at 195º - steep for 4 minutes. Try multiple infusions (let the tea steep for approximately 15 seconds longer on each subsequent infusion).
This tea pairs well with seafood, meat, poultry, mushrooms, smoked foods, chocolate, and fruit desserts.
The white wine of teas. To Sip With Love.
One of our customers, Huston, wrote to us and said "Try chilling a
high quality light amber oolong in the refrigerator as you would
a white wine. Sip the chilled light colored oolong from a white
wine glass. One word. Exquisite. "
It is quite refreshing!
|This is an excellent tea if you like more of a mild tea. I use a pinch of Lavender Lace tea for a burst of flavor. I make my tea by the pitcher and brew the 2 teas together
What I like most about the teas they can be brewed more than once.|
||light and fruity
|My wife says the dry leaves smell like cranberries. A light oolong with the taste of apples and nutmeg.|
|- Charles Wood, OH|