Tie Guan Yin “Iron Goddess” Oolong Tea (Ti Kuan Yin)
Origin: Anxi, Fujian, China
Ingredients: Jade colored leaves (hand made into small, rolled up)
Harvest time: May 1, 2013
Taste: Delightfully fresh floral taste and aroma
Brew: 3-4 teaspoons for 8oz of water. Brew at 212 ºF (100 ºC) for 1 to 3 minutes (exact time depends on your taste – a longer time will give the tea a stronger taste and color)
Health Benefits: Tie Guan Yin tea is the premium form of Chinese Oolong teas. Being lightly fermented, these teas are high amino acids, vitamins, polyphenols and antioxidants. These combine into a tea that reduces cholesterol and helps reduce hardening of the arteries, and so can help reduce risks of heart attacks. The antioxidants it contains can also help guard against some forms of cancer, and also help fight the affects of aging and bacterial infections.