Tie Guan Yin is the pearl of Chinese Oolong teas. Delicate and smooth, it combines the flowery fragrance of green teas and the Oolong tea benefits.
A treasure born from legends, this tea will delight your senses and take you on another stunning adventure. Join us and discover more about the world of Oolong teas.
This tea is produced in Anxi, a central Fujian province. A tree with the same name gives birth to these amazing thick, mature and large dark green leaves that will nourish your body and mind.
This Chinese Oolong tea is known by several names:
In your journey you may come across with names such as Tieguanyin, Ti Kuan Yin, Tit Kwun Yum, Ti Kwan Yin, Iron Buddha, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Iron Avolokitésvara or Tea of the Iron Bodhisattva. They all refer to that amazing and enchanting liquid.
Come with us and discover what Tie Guan Yin is.
Created in the heart of Fujian’s Anxi County, the origin of this tea has brought forth several legends. Let’s unveil one of them, known as...
...the Wei Legend.
Mr. Wei was a poor farmer that would always pass on his way to his tea fields by a temple with an iron statue of Guan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
This ancient temple was in ruins and damaged, so Mr. Wei, touched by its magnificence, decided to do something to bring it back to life. With a broom and incense, the poor farmer cleaned it twice a month.
Several months after, Guan Yin appeared in Mr. Wei’s dreams. The Goddess told him of a secret treasure hidden behind the temple, a treasure he should share with others. And so he did. Mr. Wei found a tea shoot, planted it and shared it with his neighbours.
Soon it grew into a large bush and Tie Guan Yin was created. It was a fine and delicate tea, in honour of the Goddess.
This sweet nectar is brought to you in several varieties according to its roasting level and harvest time. So continue your adventure and find out what each essence can offer you.
If you consider this Chinese tea by roasting level you may find three subtypes:
You can also choose your favourite beverage by harvest time:
Being this an Oolong tea, it offers you the same health benefits, along with an amazing sensation of freshness and peace.
So, are you curious about the health benefits of Oolong tea? See how drinking this tea can protect you and your loved ones.
Go ahead and try this oolong tea now!
This is, in fact, a surprising refreshing tea. However, you must know that due to its caffeine content, it may bring you some undesirable side effects, such as insomnia, anxiety, headaches, irritability or palpitations. Be careful and don’t overdo it!
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should be extra cautious. Again, caffeine can be a problem as it may increase the risk of miscarriage or birth defects. Limit your caffeine intake and consult your physician to better help you and your newborn.
Your adventure is not over! But to discover more interesting and important facts about the Oolong world, have a look at the Oolong Tea Benefits.
It is important to put some dedication when brewing tea. This tea is no exception, so please follow the instructions and prepare the perfect cup.
The Oolong world is mysterious and appealing. To continue exploring this tea, find out What is Oolong Tea, what can it offer you and your family. Let’s explore it together and continue our adventure!
”In the Taste of a single cup of tea you will eventually discover the truth of all the ten thousand forms in the universe.”
- Attributed to Kyongbong Sunim, Ch'an (Zen) Master
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