This rare imperial favorite hand selected Ti Kuan Yin Oolong with the mallow petals offers a unique taste layered with notes of orchid, baking bread and faint wine. The tea will brew a pale green yellow liquor, tending slightly amber.
Ti Kuan Yin Oolong produces in Fujian Province of China at the altitudes 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
The tea has a very high level of antioxidants and low on caffeine content.
The legend of Blue Spring Oolong – Compassionate Oolong
In some parts of rural China, Blue Spring Oolong is known as the compassionate oolong. According to the ancient tale, there was an ancient village, the name of which has long been forgotten, that was suffering from a great scarcity. For many months, not a drop of water fell from the sky. The only moisture to be had was that which could be collected from nets that had been placed on the ground to collect dew during the night. Drinking water was in incredibly short supply and to make matters worse, the local tea crop the villagers relied on for income had all but withered away to nothing. In desperation the villagers began to make offerings of what little they had to the only deity they thought might be able to help, Guan Yin.
Guan Yin was a Bodhisattva, a Buddhist term that describes a being who has attained enlightenment (like the Buddha) but decides to return to earth to lead others and help make their lives better. Guan Yin, also known as the “Iron Goddess of Mercy” was thought to embody the compassion of all enlightened Buddha-like beings.
After a week or so of offerings, a stranger appeared in the village driving a herd of goats. The stranger asked the villagers if his goats might have some water as they had been walking for days. Not wanting to turn down a stranger’s request, the villagers poured what little water they had collected in the nets into a pitcher and handed it to the goatherd. Accepting the water the goatherd said, “You have honored my request and shown me the compassion that I will now show you.” With that the stranger removed his cloak to reveal that he was in fact a she, the Iron goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. Guan Yin then tipped over the pitcher of water. At the spot where its contents spilled out, a miraculous spring of water began to gush out of the dry ground. The village was saved. Tea growers in the village decided that to honor the goddess, they would begin adding delicate blue mallow flower petals to their tea to represent the crystal blue water of the miraculous spring – Blue Spring Oolong was born!
Oolong tea is a very unique variety of tea and each type of oolong has its unique taste and characteristics.
You can also enjoy unique teas from China, such as Milk Oolong Reserve Loose Leaf Tea 1lbs.
Today the tea is known as Oolong, but its original name is wulong, which translates as Dark or Black Dragon. It probably got its name for the large, bulky dark leaves, many of which may have a shape of the mystical Chinese Dragon.
Fujian is the home of oolongs. The mystical Wuyi Shan in northwestern part of Fujian is a home of spectacular rock oolong teas such as Da Hong Pao (Royal Red Rope).
Southern Fujian Province is the home of production for such teas as Orchid Oolong (Dan Chong oolong), Golden Osmanthus (Huang Jing Gui) and others.
Tiequanyin (Ti Quan Yin or Ti Kuan Yin) is one of China’s most legendary tea is produced in Anxi province.
Oolong tea is highly revered in China and other parts of the world. These sophisticated unique teas represent the pinnacle of the Chinese tea.
The tea is Kosher, vegan, vegetarian.