Organic Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Tea
Ti Kuan Yin is the most famous of all oolongs. Our organic Ti Kuan Yin Oolong is grown in the southern reaches of China’s Fujian Province. The tightly-rolled dark green leaves yield a pale golden, smooth-bodied infusion with a complex aroma having accents of sweet flowers, rich greens and forest floor. The taste of the thick, nectar-like liquor is lightly vegetal, with pronounced floral qualities and a rich butteriness. The characteristic “oolong glow” is quite prominent.
According to legend, its name came from a Qing Dynasty Emperor who became very ill, and no remedy could cure him. One day an advisor to the court (from Fujian) shared some of his homegrown oolong tea with the Emperor, who was miraculously cured. Upon his recovery, the Emperor named this tea “Ti Kuan Yin,” which translates to “Iron Goddess Of Mercy”. The Emperor declared that the tightly rolled and well-baked tea leaves resembled iron and had the healing powers of the Buddhist Goddess Of Mercy (Kuan Yin). Like other fine oolong teas, our Ti Kuan Yin Oolong may be infused a number of times, with each infusion revealing a new nuance of this tea’s complex flavor.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.