IRON GODDESS - TI KUAN YIN oolong tea
We are excitedly expecting this tea to arrive in early November! Please note that arrival times are a bit more variable than usual due to shipping and customs delays resulting from the pandemic - it may arrive a bit sooner or arrive a bit later than this projected date. This is our current best estimate for when this item will be in stock again and we will update this page if this date changes.
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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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & by purchasing these teas you’re helping keep these traditions & unique tea varietals alive & thriving.
How to maximize the taste & aroma
> 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.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
We are temporarily sold out of 40 cup tins online and for store pick up, due to a shortage of metal food tins, which is a result of a combination of the popularity of canned goods during the pandemic & a shortage of labour to produce metal & tins. You can still purchase 40 cup refills, or upgrade to a larger size tin.
While we have ordered more 40 cup tins, they are on back order at this time, and we do not have an expected arrival date. We will keep you updated here on the status of 40 cup tins. Thank you for your patience and support!
We’re now sold out of the 250 cup size tins, but you’re welcome to order refills for your 250 cup tins. We’re delighted to announce that our 300 cup tins are back in stock again!
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve freshness and nutrients. Exposure to light, heat and air causes flavour loss as well as the nutrient value of tea to decline, so be sure to store your teas in the tins they came in. Bring the tin back into our shops for refills and enjoy a discount. Please note that we sell our loose teas by volume, not weight.