IRON GODDESS OF MERCY
TI KUAN YIN
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A lively, medium bodied tea with a fresh floral bouquet, lightly roasted notes & a delightful lingering aftertaste. Produced in Anxi County, Fujian Province, where this tea was originally invented. A mountainous region of China which offers ideal conditions for creating teas of great character due to a combination of rich soil, abundant rainfall, high altitudes (which slows the plant’s growth & thereby creates added flavour complexity) & a long history of skilled tea production.
Named after the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion who is said to have chosen to stay on earth to help others gain enlightenment. According to legend, Kuan Yin appeared to a local farmer in a dream & told him of a treasure hidden in a cave behind a temple that he was to share with others. When he awoke, he found the cave and a tea shoot inside which he planted, shared with his neighbours & which grew into this wonderful tea, which continues to be treasured today for its pleasing taste and healthful properties. Ti Kuan Yin is associated with anti-aging, cardiovascular, metabolism boosting, digestive & slimming benefits.
ANXI COUNTY, FUJIAN CHINA
TI KUAN YIN CULTIVAR
Our Special Reserve Tea Collection celebrates the art of tea craftsmanship, supports biodiversity, the environment and small scale tea farmers. Requiring great skill to produce, many of the teas in this collection can take a Tea Maker over 10 years to learn and by purchasing these teas you’re helping keep these traditions and unique tea varietals alive and thriving.
Exposure to light, heat and air causes flavour loss as well as the nutrient value of tea to decline, so be sure to store this tea in the package it came in. Always reseal tightly after opening.
To maximize the taste & aroma experience of this exquisite tea:
> brew & serve it Chinese Tea Ceremony style in a medium to heavy weight porcelain teapot & cups
> sip from a thin, curved lip teacup or gaiwan (lidded teacup)
Our teaware is curated by our Tea Master & is available in-store only. We offer an unique selection of connoisseur’s teawares which are limited edition. They are created by highly skilled artisans, are often not sold anywhere else in North America & include exclusive collaborations with local & overseas makers. Selection varies by location & we invite you to visit us in person to browse the selection. Ask a staff member to show you our selection of specialized connoisseur’s teaware.