Light, refreshing and sparkling with taste, Iron Buddha (tie guan yin) is the perfect start to your healthy lifestyle.
It's a classic pure and green Chinese Oolong tea, grown in the high mountains of Anxi County in Fujian and has a special xiang suan taste, which refreshes the palate and tingles the tastebuds. It's also great as an appetiser or with snacks.
Grown at 1000m on the Su family farm in the high mountains of Gan De (感德) township.
Farm workers picking leaves for our Iron Buddha tea.
Iron Buddha (tie guan yin) is grown in the mountainous areas of Anxi County in southern China. It's an 'oolong' tea (wu long), which means it is part of a family of teas which can be found in Fujian, Guang Dong and Taiwan provinces. Oolong teas are not always green - in fact, our red tea The Big Red is also an oolong tea.
Iron Buddha is hugely popular in China, with a refined taste that is ideal for relaxing with friends or impressing important visitors. For tea beginners, it's the perfect starter tea as it really defines what green tea should look, smell and taste like. This variety of Iron Buddha is slightly unique, with a crisp and refreshing edge that typical Iron Buddha teas don't share. The Chinese call this taste tuo suan or xiang suan.
This variety has a sweeter, crisper taste than usual. Brew it with approx. 90 degrees water, around 4-7g for each person. You should taste a little cleansing/tingling sensation around your palette as you drink it.
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See how Iron Buddha is made [PHOTOS]