This was a really beautiful Oolong. It had a lovely gardenia like aroma that had a slight buttery undertone. Complex nice big leaves that were rolled perfectly.
Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Tea is from Anxi, China, a town in the southern part of the Fujian Province. Anxi is famous for producing top quality Ti Kuan Yin.
Guanyin is the Mandarin name for the Goddess of Mercy. She is a bodhisattva, who is someone who is qualified to enter Nirvana, but Guanyin decided to stay on Earth to bring all to enlightenment. The legend goes that a statue of Guanyin stood in a decrepit temple in Fujian. A local tea grower passed it daily and when financially unable to repair it, he decided to clean it twice a month and burn incense in it. One night Guanyin appeared to him and told him to look in a cave behind the temple where he would find treasure. He was to keep it for himself and share it with others. The treasure was a single tea shoot which he planted and cultivated into a thriving tea bush. He gave cuttings to his neighbours and they started sellin ghte tea under the Guanyin name. The tea growers prospered and soon the temple was repaired.
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