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Tie Guan Yin, often translated as Iron Goddess of Mercy or Iron Buddha, is a variety of Chinese oolong tea. However, this version takes the classic Tie Kuan Yin leaves and processes them in a black tea style. This unique combination culminates in the velvet savory texture of black tea with the unique floral charm of traditional Tie Guan Yin tea. When brewed, this intriguing handcrafted tea has a reddish-brown liquor that hints towards dark chocolate and a whispery licorice finish. A Masters Teas favorite!
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 2-3 minutes.
Tie Guan Yin originated in the Fujian Province, China. The tea master, Zhang Nai Miao, the first generation of the Zhang family, brought the Tie Guan Yin tea strain to Taiwan to be grown in the Mucha area in the 1890s. Since then, the Tie Guan Yin strain has spread to other areas of Taiwan.
Zhang's Tie Guan Yin Tea is only made in spring and winter. Intense heat and humidity in summer and fall make tea flavors bitter and astringent. However, the condition is perfect for making Black Tea. Due to the high demand for Traditional Tie Guan Yin, Mr. Zhang began to develop the Tie Guan Yin Black Tea style based on his 50-years of Tie Guan Yin Tea experience.