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Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin) - Organic
Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin) - Organic
Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin) - Organic
Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin) - Organic
Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin) - Organic

Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin) - Organic

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A lightly oxidized oolong with notes of flowers, poached leafy greens, and a buttery finish, Tie Guanyin (Iron Guanyin, or Buddhist Goddess of Mercy | 鐵觀音) is one of the most popular oolong teas in China. This famous style of oolong tea is originally from Anxi, in Southern Fujian Province, and is one of the most treasured teas in Guangdong (previously known as Canton). There are several levels of oxidization available for this tea, from very green (flowery flavour) to highly oxidized (ideally charcoal fired, and much warmer in energy). This particular tea is of a modern style, and therefore more lightly oxidized. 

About the Origin:
Anxi in Southern Fujian, China is known as the birthplace of this style of tea. Throughout the past 12 years however, we've been unsuccessful in finding an organic tea garden that we would be proud to source from. Since the area is quite famous, too many farms practice a kind of intensive agriculture that is not considered sustainable. Until now.. 

Through some good friends in Huang Shan, we learned of an organic tea garden in San Mi, around 250km inland from Anxi. The garden is located on mountainous land at 500m (~1500ft) above sea level, well away from large industrial populations. This garden farms some very tasty organic tea! 

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