Floating Scent Iron Buddha 安溪 飄香清觀音
- aromatic & elegant
Iron Buddha is a premium variety of Oolong tea. The tea leaves are a tightly curled dark jade green colour. Once brewed, the liquid of Floating Scent Iron Buddha (Tieguanyin) is a beautiful amber colour. Tieguanyin is the most naturally aromatic Chinese tea. It has a lingering floral scent, well balanced by a slightly pleasant astringency taste and a sweet aftertaste. This beautiful tea would give you a round, intense aroma with a velvety liquor.
The legend of this tea describes when a scholar accidentally discovered the tea plant beneath the Guanyin rock in Xiping. He brought the plant back home for cultivation. When he visited Emperor Qianlong he offered the tea as a gift from his native village. Emperor Qianlong was so impressed that he inquired about its origin. Since the tea was discovered beneath the Guanyin Rock, he decided to call it the Guanyin tea.
There are two types of Tieguanyin based on the type of aroma: intense and refreshing, a good description of its respective aromatic feature. The floral and full flavor should be present up to the sixth or brew, making it a perfect companion of contemplation and meditation.
- Antioxidant Level: Medium
- Caffeine Content: High
- Origin: Anxi, Fujian, China
Product Code: NA041