China Superior Ti Kuan Yin Oolong (515)
This entirely handmade Ti Kuan Yin from the Chinese Fujian Province has an unusually pronounced natural sweetness. Compared to No. 511 it has a lighter cup color and a more complex, sweet, orchid-like aroma. The Iron Goddess’ sought-after, characteristically orchid-like, rich flavor persists effortlessly for three infusions. If not for its slightly inconsistent leaf appearance, this tea would demand a substantially higher price. Also great when chilled.
Recommendations: Use 1 heaping tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh cold water until steaming briskly (195ºF); let steep for 2 1/2 minutes.
The leaves support many consecutive infusions, making it a great tea for Gungfu style preparation.