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    Iron Goddess of Mercy

    Origin: Fujian Province, China
    Ti Kuan Yin Cultivar

    Iron Goddess of Mercy celebrates the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin (or Ti Kuan Yin) who, according to legend, appeared to a poor farmer in a dream. She told him about a cave behind a rundown temple where treasure awaited. In the cave the farmer found a single tea shoot which he planted in his field. He nurtured it into a large bush from which the finest tea was produced.

    Tightly rolled deep chestnut-colored leaves from Fujian Province steep to a clear amber liquor. Tender woody notes of this slow roasted Oolong intermingle with toasty, peach-pit overtones & a long, sweet ffinish. Medium Oxidation.

    Oolong Tea (Organic)

    See further below for Steeping Instructions

    $16.00 each


    Steeping Instructions

    1. Fill kettle with fresh water.
    2. Heat water until below boiling (approximately 195-205°).
    3. 2-3 teaspoons (3-5 grams) of tea per 6-8 oz. cup or pot.
    4. Rinse leaves by pouring the heated water over the dry leaves, discard liquid immediately.
    5. Pour heated water over leaves, Steep for 30 seconds - 1 minute.
    6. Subsequent steeps longer, up to 4 minutes.

    *Oolong leaves are traditionally steeped several times per sitting*

    • 4 oz. box makes approx. 50 cups
    • 1 lb. bulk bag makes approx. 175 cups
    • .75 - 1 oz. tin makes approx. 10 cups
    • Some blends are lighter than others; Tin size 2.5″ w x 1″ h
    • 1 oz. Sample makes approx. 10 cups

    *see Tea Caddy for storage option*

    Transfer contents of box to an air-tight,opaque ceramic or tin kept away from heat and moisture.

    All retail packaging components are manufactured in the USA. The box is made from post-consumer-recycled Kraft; the sealed inner bag is sustainably sourced compostable plant-derived material (Nature Flex), labels are made from recycled content with water-soluble inks. All handling, blending, packing is done by hand on-site at SerendipiTea.

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