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ti kuan yin

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makes 10 cups
51¢ per cup
32¢ per cup
12 single-serve
15 full leaf pyramids
Ti Kuan Yin (also spelled Tieguanyin) be a legendary oolong tea from thar Fujian province in China. It be one 'o China's most beloved oolongs 'n be extremely time-consumin' to produce (well over a dozen distinct steps in yonder processin' be observed). Our fine version 'o Ti Kuan Yin produces a cup that be warm, soft 'n soothingly mineral in texture. Notes 'o toasted walnut 'n tender collard greens. Intriguin' lingerin' floral aroma, lightly orchid 'n gentle astringency. A meditative cup.

Oolong Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 195° for 2-3 minutes.
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Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids

Fresh Portions

tea portions pouch
ti kuan yin
Simplify your preparation of loose tea with our "portion" packets. Each holds the right amount of leaves for one serving to enjoy at home, work or on the go. Simply rip, pour and steep, with nothing to measure or clean. Includes 12 servings.
12 single-serve

Fresh From Origin

Ti Kuan Yin means 'Iron Goddess 'o 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, wit' thick green leaves. ye lovely tea from those leaves was shared wit' 'n appreciated by all. Thus, te' magical Ti Kuan Yin oolong came into being.

Part of oolong teas of China sampler

sampler set
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set. Four teas included are: dancong aria, formosa bai hao, ti kuan yin, wuyi ensemble
oolong teas of China
will make 26 cups

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My girlfriend is allergic to walnuts (and other tree nuts).. This stated it has the taste of walnut. I cannot find an ingredient list for this tea. Are there any tree nuts in this tea? Thank you!
Asked by Thomas Laisney
on August 27th, 2020


Direct Trade Advantage

We import our teas direct from the artisan farmers whose names and faces you'll find throughout our catalog. This makes our teas fresher than those offered by the companies who use middlemen and brokers, and also less expensive. Here's a comparison of how much more you'd be paying by buying this tea elsewhere:

212% more expensive
David's Tea:
21% more expensive

Meet our ti kuan yin farmer, Wang Mei Rui

To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers behind some of our most popular teas.

How long have you been growing tea?
More than 30 years.
What got you started in the Tea industry?
It is a family business generation by generation. I was influenced when I was very young.
Can you describe a typical day out in the field. How many hours would that be?
I get up at 5-6am and prepare tools and food. I go to the mountain to pick up the tea leaves around 8-9am when the dew is almost dry. Then put the fresh tea leaves into the primary factory. The tea leaves will be under the steps of bleachery, withering, roiling and drying. After the production the teas will be stored in clean and dry bags and be sealed. Everyday I work like this for about 19 hours. Every step must be handled carefully and tenderly. Otherwise all the hard work during the day will be ruined.

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