Overview of Iron Goddess:
Iron Goddess of Mercy is a very popular oolong tea from Fujian province. It has semi-ball shaped leaves and a unique complex flavors. This tea can be steeped several times each time will release a different flavor than the last.
Iron Goddess tea is named after the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, known as 'Guan Yin' in Chinese, or 'Iron Goddess of Mercy'. According to legend, there was a poor farmer who, out of reverence and respect, used to sweep the floor and light incense in an old crumbling shrine to Guan Yin. One night, Guan Yin came to him in a dream and told him of a treasure hidden in a cave behind the shrine. Guan Yin asked him to find the treasure and share it with all the villagers. When the farmer looked, he found a tiny tea bush. He brought it to his field and nurtured it and it produced the finest tea in the region. The farmer named this tea Tie Guan Yin.
Steeping Temp: 82°C
Steeping Time: 3 mins.
Aroma: Grassy, Floral
Infusion Aroma: Lemongrass
Infusion Color: Pale Green
Infusion Strength: Medium-light