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Amber Goddess, our traditional Ti Kuan Yin (or Iron Goddess of Mercy), finds a delightful balance of sweetness, malt, and toasted rice notes while maintaining a surprising 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 the 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 our Jade Goddess tea, but processed differently to give it a unique, yet distinctly traditional Ti Kuan Yin flavor.
- Amber Goddess is the second highest of six grades.
- This tea is traditionally steeped in clay Yixing pots using the Gong Fu tea preparation method.
- In Buddhist mythology, the goddess Ti Kuan Yin appeared to a peasant who faithfully tended to a forgotten temple. She told him that when he left the temple the next day, he would find something that would change his life.
- After completing his duties the next day, the peasant exited the temple and saw a tea bush that was not there before. Carefully, he removed the plant and planted it on a hillside near his home.
- Legend suggests this 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%