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Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess)

Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess)

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An authentic Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) oolong tea from Anxi, Fujian. This light oolong tea features a thick texture and a smooth, vegetal and floral aroma.

It owes its name to a legend in which the Goddess of Mercy gave a tea shoot to a poor farmer. He planted it in its garden, and cultivated the finest tea with it. The word 'iron' in its name refers to the fact that this tea is rolled into tight pellets, and when it's dropped in a teapot, you'll hear a sound similar to dropping small pieces of iron.

Due to its difficult pronunciation, this tea is also often referred to as TGY. In some Chinese dialects it's also written like Ti Kuan Yin.


  • Brand: Teasenz
  • Year: 2022
  • Season: Spring
  • Origin: Alishan, Taiwan
  • Type: oolong tea

How to Steep

Western method

Infuse 3 grams of Tie Guan Yin oolong tea with 500 ml water at a temperature of 100ºC and steep for 3 minutes. For a second steep increase the steeping time to 4 minutes

Traditional method

Infuse 5 grams of Tie Guan Yin with 100ml water at 100ºC and steep for 30 seconds. For the second steep, apply a 15 second steeping time. Increase the steeping time by 5 seconds for every next steep.


For cold-brewing you may use a bottle, jug, teapot or any brewing vessel that has a lid. Use 8 grams of Tie Guan Yin tea per 500ml of cold water. Cover the brewing vessel with a lid, and store in the fridge for 5-8 hours.

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