Amber Goddess

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Traditional Ti Kuan Yin (or Iron Goddess of Mercy) is known for notes of sweetness, malt, and toasted rice. Amber Goddess, our traditional Ti Kuan Yin, finds that delightful balance, but also surprises with floral complexity and unparalleled smoothness.

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  • 2 tsp per 8 oz of water, 195°F, 3-5 min.

    When using a Yixing tea pot or a Gaiwan, use two to three times as much tea and steep same tea leaves (between 30 sec and 2 min) multiple times until the flavor fades.

    • One of the "Four Famous Teas" of Anxi
    • Same cultivar as Jade Goddess, but with different processing
    • More intensive rolling, more oxidation, and longer firing times
    • Firing dries the leaves and determines the degree of roast and finished taste
    • A post-firing bake is a final step unique to classic Ti Kuan Yins
    • Amber Goddess is the second highest of six grades (the highest grades use the youngest tea leaves)
    • This tea is traditionally steeped in clay Yixing pots using the Gong Fu tea preparation method
    • In Buddhist mythology, Ti Kuan Yin appeared to a poor peasant who had faithfully tended a forgotten temple
    • The Goddess told him when he left the temple the next day, he would find something that would change his life
    • After completing his duties, the peasant stepped through the temple door and saw a tea bush where one had not been before
    • Carefully, he removed the plant and planted it on a hillside near his humble home
    • Legend suggests this plant was the "mother" of all Ti Kuan Yin plants
    • Oatmeal with toasted pecans
    • Buttered multi-grain or whole wheat toast
    • Chinese food: dumplings, dan dan noodles or stir-fried chicken or pork
    • Roasted pork with root vegetables
    • Wild or brown rice
    • Scallops, shrimp, lobster or any fresh fish
    • Gruyere, gouda, havarti or cheddar cheese
    • Bread pudding
  • China oolong tea: 100%

  • Jade Goddess, Wuyi Rock Oolong, Dan Cong Feng Huang, Oriental Beauty(Dong Feng Mei Ren), Blue Pebbles

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