Tie Guan Yin (Superior)
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Tie Guan Yin (Superior)
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One of the most famous of all Chinese teas, Tie Guan Yin (meaning Iron Goddess of Mercy) is from Fujian, China. When brewed, this tea has a sweet and floral fragrance, a bright taste, and a smooth finish. The sweetness lingers in your mouth. Multiple infusions are recommended to fully enjoy how the flavors and aroma open up after each steep.
Staff Comments:
Intensely floral and sweet, this is the Oolong tea I enjoy when I sit down for a quiet moment of relaxation. It is gentle, comforting, and intoxicatingly aromatic: a tea that reconnects me and my inner spiritual self. - Qin
Basic preparation;
Before brewing, hot rinse this tea by pouring boiling water over the leaves and discarding the water. Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8-12 oz of water. Steep for 1-2 minutes with boiling water.

If you are interested in a lighter brew try using water that is 195 Fahrenheit.

If you are interested in a stronger brew try using 2 teaspoons of dry leaves.

This tea re-steeps excellently a second and third time. To reuse the same leaves, brew successive infusions, not letting the tea sit out for more than an hour. Infuse the tea in the same way as the first steeping, but increase the steep time by one minute for each infusion.
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