Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Premium Roast
Garden Direct Oolong Tea
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Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Premium Roast
Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Premium Roast
Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Premium Roast
Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Premium Roast
Traditionally roasted and deeply baked, this tea goes through an artisan process of medium oxidation, ball-roll shaping and moderate roasting in the Nong Xiang style.

About 18 Cups Of Tea

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“Caramelized” sweetness and creamy aroma.

About This Tea

Good things take time and patience. Traditionally roasted and deeply baked oolong of this type must be stored and rested after production for the flavor to fully develop before we release it for sale. This premium roast Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin) is crafted from the Cui Yu, “Jade,” tea bush cultivar. The handpicked tea leaves were harvested from an ecologically managed old growth garden in Nantou, Taiwan that we have been working with for more than 2 decades. This tea goes through an artisan process of medium oxidation, ball-roll shaping and moderate roasting to create the base tea. Then after some weeks of resting, an old school baking regimen is applied, and this takes several more weeks to complete the tea. This final baking brings out a sort of “caramelized” sweetness and creamy aroma due to the Maillard reaction—the same transformation that occurs in baking bread, roasting sweet potatoes, or roasting coffee. Oolong tea artisans produce baked teas that range from blonde light roasts to medium and deeper roasts. This tea is deeply baked in the Nong Xiang style.

Ingredients

Oolong tea

Origin

Nantou, Taiwan

Cultivar

Cui Yu 翠玉 “Jade”

Harvest

April-May 2023

Elevation

500 meters

Preparation
  • Imperial
  • Metric
Traditional Tea Preparation

Add 9g to a Gaiwan or Gongfu teapot (per 150ml).
Use 212°F boiling water.
Briefly rinse the tea and discard rinse.
Proceed to infuse 1st brew for 45 seconds.
Infuse 2nd and 3rd brew for 30 seconds.
Repeat several times at 30 - 45 seconds, brewing until the flavor and aroma of the tea dissipates. As the tea leaves expand and unfurl, the brewing time may increase to coax out more aroma and flavor. This tea can be brewed several times in one session.

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