The most well-known light fermented Oolong tea from Fu Jian An Xi of China. This medium bodied tea is categorised in between that of a green tea and a red tea. The story of Tie Guan Yin originated from a Buddhist devotee who offered tea to the Avalokitasvara Bodhisattva every morning. There was a night that he dreamt of a truly unique tea tree that was beyond his wildest imaginations. The next morning it appeared right before his eyes while he was heading to the tea plantation. Shocked and thrilled, he brought back the tree and grew it in his garden. Its brew exhibited unique metallic-like colours while the tea resembled the Avalokitasvara bodhisattva. Henceforth, the tea was named *Tie Guan Yin[铁观音].
*Tie Guan Yin means the Iron Buddha of Mercy
Aroma: Chinese Orchids
Colour: Golden Yellow
- Drives away fatigue
- Prevents tooth decay