Ti Kuan Yin
Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong
Oolong Tea in Gift Caddy
Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Ti Kuan Yin
Altitude: 2500 ft. above sea level
Manufacture Type: Oolong
Cup Characteristics: A distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavor. Excellent for quiet moments.
Infusion: Pale green yellow liquor, tending slightly amber
Ingredients: Luxury Oolong tea
Oolong tea is semi fermented which is one of the reasons it has such a unique character. The semi fermentation gives the tea a little bit more body than a green tea but less body than a black tea ... and interestingly it gives the flavor a very unique twist. You will see (particularly in the infused leaf) that the edges of the leaves are slightly bruised(brownish). The reason for this is that the leaves are lightly bruised to start the oxidation process.
There are several grades of Ti Kuan Yin (a.k.a Iron Goddess of Mercy). This particular type is the premium grade - below the superior grade but has many of the characteristics of top Ti Kuan Yin Oolongs. It has been written that Ti Kuan Yin is at first bitter, then sweet and finishes with a fragrance which lingers on your palate. We find this particular grade is sweet with a fragrant finish and has no bitter notes.
OolongTea is reputed to raise your metabolism naturally as the tea leaf is thermogenic. If you do not change your diet other than drinking three cups a day you could still lose up to 7lb in a year. Recommended : Drink three times a day as part of a controlled diet. Also see Pu Erh teas for slimming.
Hot tea brewing method
Oolongs teas are best enjoyed when the leaves are briefly infused with hot water, which is then poured off. The tea is then reinfused and the tea is poured to the lucky guests after about 1 minute. The leaves may be reinfused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding a different liquor from the proceeding cup.
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