Tie Guan Yin
Tie Guan Yin -
(Tie Kuan Yin, Tieguanyin, Ti Kuan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy)
Grown in the Tian Xing Tea Garden of Fujian province at 4,000 feet, this famous oolong is hand rolled and oxidized 35-40%. The long, complex art of making this tea culminates in a final, low temperature firing that brings out the light frosty coating of the tightly wound, deep brown/green leaves. It gives a honey amber infusion that's orchid fragrant and complex with fruity undertones similar to fresh plums.