In Mandarin, Ti Kuan Yin means 'iron goddess of mercy,' a name derived from local legend. Our Oolong Goddess, or Ti Kuan Yin, is arguably the finest of Chinese oolongs. Competition-grade varieties sell for thousands of dollars a pound, and ours is right on par with the finest on the market. Full-leaf tea in portable, individually wrapped bags: superior taste, maximum convenience.
According to legend, Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy presented this rare tea in reward to a devout farmer who for many years diligently maintained her old, dilapidated temple. "The key for your future," she said, "is just outside this temple." Outside the temple, the farmer found a withered and forlorn straggly bush. After much care, the bush grew rich and full, with thick green leaves, which made a refreshing beverage when mixed with hot water. Thus the magical Ti Kuan Yin tea came into being.