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Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Loose Leaf Tea - Iron Goddess of Mercy

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One of the most famous oolong teas, Ti Kuan Yin or Iron Goddess of Mercy comes from the Fujian region of China. This tea is surrounded by legends that say that, for instance, it was offered by the Goddess of Mercy herself to a tea farmer, Mr. Wei because he took such a good care of her temple.

It is light and refreshing with a subtle flowery taste that lasts forever. Like any oolong tea, it can be infused multiple times.

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What is oolong tea?

Contrary to the green tea which is not oxidized and the black tea which is fully oxidized, oolong is partially oxidized. Oolong is mainly produced in China and Taiwan. Almost all of the tea production of Taiwan is that of oolong tea.

Many health benefits are attributed to this type of tea including its help with weight loss.

How to infuse oolong tea?

You can check this blog post for the classic Chinese way of infusing oolong tea. In a nutshell, it can be infused multiple times and each subsequent infusion liberates different aromas and tastes.

First infusion

The first infusion has a mellow honey-like colour and light jasmin notes. It leaves a pleasant citrus taste that lasts long after tea is gone.

Second infusion

This oolong's second infusion is arguably slightly more bitter. The citrus notes are also more prominent. It's colour is darker and colder, somewhere between green and brown. 

Cold brew

This oolong suits itself perfectly for a cold brew (you should cover the leaves with water at ambient temperature and leave for about half an hour). It gives a wonderful light green color with shades  of gold. The taste is dominated by the refreshing citrus notes.

Frequently asked questions

What are the oolong tea health benefits?

The most commonly observed benefits are: reducing bad cholesterol levels, reducing fatigue, reducing the risk of heart disease, enhancing concentration, help with weight loss. Read here for more oolong health benefits.

Does oolong tea help with weight loss?

The Chinese have known oolong tea by more than three centuries and always considered it as helping with weight control. Recent research seems to confirm these claims.