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      Iron Goddess of Mercy

      Origin: Fujian Province, China
      Ti Kuan Yin Cultivar

      Oolong Tea (Organic)

      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.

      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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