Tie Guan Yin Supreme (Iron Goddess of Mercy) - No.99

weight: 50g Packweight: 125g Caddyweight: 250g Packweight: 1Kg Pack

Tie Guan Yin Supreme (Iron Goddess of Mercy) - No.99

The most famous of oolongs, Tie Guan Yin hails from the Fujian Province of China. The tea imparts a wonderfully creamy texture with a rich flavour.

Price:  £9.50(VAT Free)

  (40 Reviews)


Tea Story

Tie Guan Yin oolong - also known as ‘Iron Goddess of Mercy’ or ‘Iron Buddha’ - is the most famous of oolong teas. Our exquisite loose leaf version of this popular luxury oolong tea variety hails from the southern Fujian Province of China. The tea is painstakingly produced using the traditional ‘Baorou’ technique. When applying this method, the withered, bruised and oxidized tea leaves are wrapped in a cloth and delicately rolled to form tightly knitted pellets.

This outstanding luxury oolong tea imparts a wonderfully thick and creamy texture and a rich flavour with sweet nectar notes that linger on the tongue. This is a rich and complex, yet deeply satisfying tea which can be infused many times. Unlike other teas, the flavour of oolong is enhanced by brewing it multiple times.

Legend has it that Tie Guan Yin is named after an iron statue of the Bodhisattva of Compassion - ‘Guanyin’. Guanyin came to a poor farmer in his dreams and gave him the location of a great treasure. The treasure was a tea shoot which he planted in his field. He harvested and produced the tea and named it ‘Tie Guan Yin’ - ‘Iron Goddess of Mercy’.

Ingredients: Pure Chinese Oolong Tea.


Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested in spring in the Fujian Province of China


Tasting Notes

  • Appearance

    Bold rolled uneven pellet with stem of the leaves

  • Aroma

    Light floral and freshly toasted nuts

  • Flavour

    Creamy texture and rich flavour with exquisite notes of nectar

  • Colour

    Golden yellow


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Ein ganz besonderer Tee!
Saturday, 12 December 2020  |  Gerhard

... wie wir ihn schon lange nicht getrunken und nicht genossen haben;
sehr gut, sehr empfehlenswert.

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Good flavour
Sunday, 18 October 2020  |  Margaret

Good flavour but a little light. I will try making it a bit stronger next time.


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Fast delivery and good tea !
Tuesday, 22 September 2020  |  Kinto

Fast delivery and good tea ! Nothing to complaint about!


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Lived up to expectations
Monday, 17 August 2020  |  Linda

Tea was recommended and lived up to expectations. Price was reasonable.


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Monday, 13 July 2020  |  Michelle

Too expensive for me to buy again


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