Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Tea is from the Fujian province of China. In Mandarin, Ti Kuan Yin means “Iron Goddess of Mercy,” a name derived from local legend – and I would love to meet her. This tea is arguably one of the finest of the Chinese Oolongs, with competition-grade varieties selling for a thousand dollars a pound. This Oolong is considered “semi-oxidized” meaning you will see brown and green coloring in the leaves as opposed to the greener less oxidized leaf. This is done by lightly tossing newly picked leaves in baskets which slightly bruises the leaves. It creates a wonderfully unique tasting Oolong.
Check it out and see if you feel it is one of the nicest Chinese Oolong teas you have tasted. Start out steeping at around 2 minutes and increase from there. You can also steep from between 185 and 205 degrees to give you more flexibility. Just be sure not to poor boiling water over these leaves. Have fun with it. This has become a favorite of many. The taste is warming and contemplative with the hint of walking in an orchard of light smell and taste that can only relax. Call someone and enjoy with a friend!