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Oolong Tea

Iron Buddha (Tieguanyin)

Orchid, Melon, Vanilla Cream From Dazhai Garden, Fujian, China Crafted by Tea Maker Wang Rongfeng
Stone fruit notes lead to bright, orchid aromas, with unmistakable texture and depth of flavour. Masterfully hand-rolled and fired, the leaves elicit a creamy and refreshingly floral infusion.
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    Iron Buddha (Tieguanyin)

    铁观音乌龙茶

    Known throughout Asia as Tie Guan Yin, this tea is commonly translated as Iron Buddha. The name relates to the mythical origins of the Tie Guan Yin cultivar, which is said to have been discovered by a peasant farmer in China's Anxi County. He was guided in a dream by the Buddhist icon Guan Yin, the revered Bodhisattva of compassion. Our gratifying, lightly oxidised Iron Buddha yields an infusion that is gently tart, yet light and floral, bright and refreshing. Explore the differences between Iron Buddha and Traditional Iron Buddha tea.

    • Cultivar - Tie Guan Yin
    • Picked - Spring/Autumn
    • Oxidisation level - 20%

    Tasting notes

    • What to Look For

      Tightly rolled leaves dappled with dark green and light jade hues.

    • Aroma

      Hints of peach, apricot, creamy vanilla and tangy citrus.

    • In the Cup

      A bright, intensely green infusion.

    • Taste

      Grassy, fruity and floral with a smooth texture and a distinct touch of tartness.

    Origin

    Known throughout Asia as Tie Guan Yin, this tea is commonly translated as Iron Buddha. The name relates to the mythical origins of the Tie Guan Yin cultivar, which is said to have been discovered by a peasant farmer in China's Anxi County. He was guided in a dream by the Buddhist icon Guan Yin, the revered Bodhisattva of compassion. Our gratifying, lightly oxidised Iron Buddha yields an infusion that is gently tart, yet light and floral, bright and refreshing. Explore the differences between Iron Buddha and Traditional Iron Buddha tea.
    • Cultivar - Tie Guan Yin
    • Picked - Spring/Autumn
    • Oxidisation level - 20%

    Origin

    Tasting notes

    • What to Look For

      Tightly rolled leaves dappled with dark green and light jade hues.

    • Aroma

      Hints of peach, apricot, creamy vanilla and tangy citrus.

    • In the Cup

      A bright, intensely green infusion.

    • Taste

      Grassy, fruity and floral with a smooth texture and a distinct touch of tartness.

    The perfect cup

    • Measure 4g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)
    • Heat water to 100°C
    • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
    • You can re-infuse this tea twice

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    1. Rating
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      10 months ago

      A meditative tea

      I have ordered this tea a few times and enjoy it more and more each time. It has a great balance. So, the floral slightly mineral elements are balanced by a spring-like mossy freshness. It has wonderful acidity and almost no bitterness to jar the palate. I re-infused twice sometimes three times and still get pleasure from each sip. It is my perfect book tea as it is warming and refreshing and very calming.
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      1 year ago

      Iron Buddha

      Searching for a replacement for my Alishan Spring tea that cannot be exported at present, this is almost identical & I am most certainly addicted. Thank you to the helpful staff who suggested this tea!!!
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      1 year ago

      Delicious

      A firm favorite of mine. It is a delicious tea, full of natural, fresh flavours that is never overpowering.
      Delivery was also super fast, which is always good.
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      7 years ago

      good experience

      Prompt next day delivery, the goods came in a convenience tidy pack, and tastes just like how it should be, very good experience.
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