Oolong Tea

Iron Goddess of Mercy - Tieguanyin

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About Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin):

A exquisite, lightly roasted organic oolong that brews an aromatic, clean, and bright cup with a full-body and a light sweetness that lingers. This oolong tea has tightly rolled leaves that keep aromas inside, unfurling fully only after 2-3 infusions.

Also known by the name Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy is said to have been discovered by an elder farmer named Wei who lived in Anxi county, Fujian province. Wei was a poor, pious man who hiked the long trail to tidy up the dilapidated village temple every week. The merciful bodhisattva Guanyin visited Wei in his dream, telling him to check behind the temple for a gift in honor of his dedication. Wei awoke the next day and hiked to the temple, finding a tea tree growing behind. He cultivated the tea plant and found it made a most fragrant infusion. He shared the seeds with his friends and to this day, the Tieguanyin cultivar is said to have derived from this legendary lineage.


Single Origin Organic Oolong Tea from Fujian, China.


Anxi County, Fujian, China


  • Sample Pouch: 2-4 Cups
  • 2.75 Ounce: 28-35 Cups
  • 8 Ounce Bulk Pouch: 80-100 Cups

Suggested Steeping Instructions:

  1. Add 1 teaspoon tea per 6 oz. cup to your infuser / pot.
  2. Pour near-boiling water over tea (190°F).
  3. Steep for 2-4 minutes.
  4. Remove tea leaves & enjoy.
  5. Re-steep as desired.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kay H

Iron Goddess has more of the roasty, nutty property that I expect from an oolong tea compared to Golden Flower, which was more like a green tea. This one has a very mild astringency that makes me want to follow it up with a sip of water.

Mia K

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Miranda G

My new favorite tea shop! The flavor is so refreshing and unique, it arrived quickly and in perfect condition, will definitely buy again in the future. 10/10

Eden R

I had this tea at a tea shop in Tokyo and thought I'd look for it to keep at home. Very tasty! Especially when sweetened.

Moya C
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