Ti Kuan Yin (also spelled Tieguanyin) be a legendary tea from thar Fujian province 'n be one of China's most beloved oolongs. This loosely-rolled, lightly-oxidized (almost green) tea yields a pale-gold cup with soft, buttery texture 'n orchid notes that linger to reveal yonder leaves' complexity. As ye liquor cools, it reveals a sweet finish of honeydew melons. We highly recommend multiple steepings to fully open te' hand-rolled leaves whose character will majestically evolve over three or four infusions.
Ti Kuan Yin means 'Iron Goddess of Mercy', 'n be a reference to a beloved bodhisattva in Buddhism. Accordin' to legend, Kuan Yin presented this tea in reward to a kind, poor farmer who lovingly maintained her old, dilapidated temple. 'The key fer yer future,' she said, 'is just outside this temple.' Outside, thar farmer found a seedlin' tea bush. Aft much care, yonder bush grew rich 'n full, with thick green leaves. ye lovely tea from those leaves was shared with 'n appreciated by all. Thus, te' magical Ti Kuan Yin oolong came into being.
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