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Blue Spring Oolong Tea from Imperial Tea Garden

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Imperial Tea Garden Tea Description: In rural China, Blue Spring Oolong is commonly referred to as the compassionate oolong tea.  The name stems from ancient folklore of Guan Yin the Iron Goddess of Mercy, of which this now famous Ti Kuan Yin style tea was named.  Legend has it that drought stricken villagers offered a passing stranger some water.  With the compassionate offering, Guan Yin revealed her true identity and spilled the water into the dry earth and a blue spring appeared miraculously.  In honor of their benevolent Bodhisattva, the Fujian villagers began adding blue mallow flowers to represent Read More

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Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Tea from Ocean of Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Ocean of Tea Tea Description: Ti Kuan Yin is the most famous Chinese Oolong tea with a great orchid aroma and finish. This tea is nice, light and has a hint of dried apricot.  Our tea is hand-harvested from the Wu-Yi tea bush and made by using traditional crafting techniques developed in China’s Fujian province. The leaves are tightly rolled and you can get 3-4 good infusions out of the same leaves. Affordably priced, this is a great tea to drink with company. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I Read More

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Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Tea from Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf Tea Description: Our Ti Kuan Yin is an elegant Chinese oolong that produces a light floral aroma from a pale golden liquor. When steeped, the tightly rolled leaves will unfurl into large green leaves with a rich flavor that can be enjoyed several times. Ti Kuan Yin provides a light nutty flavor with a soft, vegetal notes and a smooth, buttery end. This high-quality tea is best served hot. Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s Selection Club subscription program here. Taster’s Review: Until recently with Read More

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Organic Superfine Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess) Oolong Tea from Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Teavivre Tea Description: Tie Guan Yin tea is a type of Oolong tea, and is – deservedly – one of the most revered and sought after type tea in China. Sometimes also written as Ti Kuan Yin or Iron Goddess Oolong Tea. With a delightfully fresh floral taste. It is well-known both inland and abroad. You will certainly be surprised with the distinct orchid fragrance of this Organic Superfine Tie Guan Yin. Meanwhile the liquid of this Oolong tea is transparent and bright, which truly is a feast to the eyes. In Read More

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Monkey Picked Oolong from Red Leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Oolong Where to Buy: Red Leaf Tea Tea Description: Deep in the forests of Southern China, tea leaves are still harvested by hand from wild tea trees. These are considered to be gourmet, premium teas among the Chinese, and there is always a light body, a delicate clarity, and an earthy nature to the brews of these leaves that is never found elsewhere. At one time, tradition says, the monks of a certain temple, desirous of harvesting more of these wild tree leaves at a quicker pace, trained dozens of monkeys to climb to the tops of the Read More