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This lightly oxidized and ball shaped Gardenia Goddess exhibits natural notes of fragrant gardenia. Another classic point along the spectrum of oolong flavor profiles. This tea is worthy of its other name: Ti Kuan Yin, the Iron Goddess of Mercy.
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2 tsp per 8 oz of water, 195°F, 3-4 min.
When using a yixing teapot or a gaiwan, use twice as much tea and steep the same tea leaves 1-2 minutes multiple times until the flavor fades.
- One of the "Four Famous Teas" of Anxi
- A tea plant hybrid combining the Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) cultivar and the Orchid cultivar
- Grown in the hills at an elevation of roughly 2500 ft.
- Goes through up to 18 steps of processing
- The process for this more lightly oxidized Ti Kuan Yin originated in 1969
- Less bruising of the leaves and shorter firing times produce a greener, more floral oolong
- Unlike traditional Ti Kuan Yin teas, our Gardenia Goddess does not go through a final step of post-drying baking
- Traditionally brewed in glazed ceramic gaiwans (individual bowl-shaped lidded vessels)
- In Chinese mythology, Ti Kuan Yin is the most well-known Chinese deity and helps the distressed and hungry.
- Any simply prepared scallop, shrimp, lobster or fish appetizer or main course
- Sushi or sashimi
- Delicious with any fresh or baked stone-fruit (apricots or peaches)
- Simply prepared chicken
- Cream based desserts
- Peach ice cream
- Rice pudding
China, Fujian Province: 100%