Iron Goddess - Ti Kuan Yin (oolong tea)

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Organic Tie Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) Oolong

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  • 0.3 oz Sample $4.95
  • 2.0 oz Pouch $23.95
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $114.95
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Our 2017 Ti Quan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) is a medium roasted, rolled oolong with 40-50% oxidization and a healthy medium roast. A fantastic batch once again! Deep roasted nuttiness balanced by succulent floral notes. An accompanying earthiness that is accented by a floral sweetness upon finish. Subsequent steeps reveal notes of honey and orchid while the more roasted flavor subsides.

This tea is grown at 3,000 feet elevation on our friend's awesome farm in Fujian. We chose this particular tea for its complexity and uniqueness. This tea comes to us in very small batches from our source farm, so its availability is limited at times.

The long, complex art of making this Iron Goddess tea culminates in a final, low temperature firing that brings out the most distinguishing characteristic of a light frost covering the tightly wound, deep green leaves.  It gives a honey amber infusion that is fragrant, earthy, and flavorful with fresh plum notes.

Sustainably grown at 3,000 ft. using no agro chems or chemical pesticides.

Red bud peach varietal.

2.0 oz Pouch - $23.95

Multiple steepings, of course!

AKA Tie Kuan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy

Customer Reviews

  1. March 20, 2014 Review by Deborah

    I like the complex, earth taste. I like the nutty, earthy taste with a bit of zip ("light peppery finish"). It has some floral taste as well, and I get at least three really nice steeps out of it. I'll be buying more!

  2. April 13, 2011 Review by Jessica B.

    Roasted, toasted, goodness in cup. Has a lingering light nutty flavor and very smooth taste. Definitely a favorite.

  3. January 12, 2011 Review by Denise

    Flawless tea. I love this. I have tried dozens of ti quan yins. This is the best except for a very, very expensive one I got in Taiwan several years back (I think it came from China, originally). Anyway, you have to try it! I get so many great steeps out of this it is unreal! It has so many textures and flavors! I like how it is not to flowery. I am a fan of the Milk Oolongs and such, but I like my ti quan yins to have that traditional roasted quality and this one does. In perfection! It is sooo satisfiying! Zhi ROCKS! - D

  4. December 6, 2010 Review by anonymous

    nice tea

  5. January 13, 2010 Review by Oolong Guy

    Amazing Tie Quan Yin. WOW! This batch is the best yet. I simply CANNOT STOP DRINKING IT. Massive amount of flavor, just the right light roast for these tastebuds.

    Thank you!

  6. July 29, 2009 Review by Samantha

    This is my favorite ZHi oolong. It just seems to have more personality and more punch. I just got a new pack and it is great. I do traditional gung fu style so i can get a good seven steeps from it. My favorite steep is #3...the perfect balance between that toasty goodness and the floral sweetness. You should try it!

  7. April 28, 2009 Review by Matt

    I didn't know what to expect, but I was a bit let down. I wanted a more substantial brew.

  8. January 27, 2009 Review by Melody

    Ti Quan Yin! An organic one is hard to come by, especially of this quality. Thank you Zhi!

  9. January 21, 2009 Review by H.

    Great tea. Many steepings.

  10. January 12, 2009 Review by Robyn

    Tried to squuez a third steep, but couldn't.

  11. December 29, 2008 Review by Jason C.

    LOVE IT!

  12. August 9, 2008 Review by Zira

    Very roasted and tasty.

  13. June 29, 2008 Review by Sharon

    Thankyou for this tea. It was a gift and I am enjoying it very much.

  14. March 22, 2008 Review by Tim G.

    Quite good iron goddess, one of my faves!

  15. March 2, 2008 Review by Karen


  16. January 11, 2008 Review by Stephen

    The best I have tried.

  17. December 10, 2007 Review by Aaron

    I haven't had much better Tie Quan Yins. This one has a flavor profile suited to the discerning palate. Nicely roasted, with a great balance of flavors and nuance. I get - 5 great steeps from this tea.

  18. November 11, 2007 Review by Susan


  19. November 9, 2007 Review by micheal

    Love it! Thanks!

  20. October 28, 2007 Review by Valerie

    I also love this tea.

  21. August 3, 2007 Review by Cyrstal

    Unusual taste, but I'm new to Oolongs....quite exotic really.

Deep in the heart of Fujian's Anxi County there was a rundown temple that held inside an iron statue of Guan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Every day, on his walk to his tea fields a poor farmer named Mr. Wei would pass by and reflect on the worsening condition of the temple. Something has to be done, thought Mr. Wei. But he did not have the means to repair the temple because he was poor. Instead the farmer brought a broom and some incense from his home. He swept the temple clean and lit the incense as an offering to Guan Yin. "It's the least I can do," he thought to himself. Twice a month for many months, he repeated the same task. Cleaning and lighting incense. One night, Guan Yin appeared to him in a dream. She told him of a cave behind the temple where a treasure awaited him. He was to take the treasure for himself, but also to share it with others. In the cave, the farmer found a single tea shoot. He planted it in his field and nurtured it into a large bush, of which the finest tea was produced. He gave cuttings of this rare plant to all his neighbors and began selling the tea under the name Tie Guan Yin, Iron Bodhisattva of Compassion. Over time, Mr. Wei and all his neighbors prospered. The rundown temple of Guan Yin (Bodhisattva of Compassion) was repaired and became a beacon for the region. And Mr. Wei took joy in his daily trip to his tea fields, never failing to stop in appreciation of the beautiful temple.
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