• Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy)
  • Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy)
  • Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy)

Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy)


Tie Guan Yin or Iron Goddess of Mercy is one of the most famous Chinese balled oolongs. Legend claims that a farmer in Anxi County took it upon himself to care for a neglected shrine that he passed each day on his way to work. One night the Iron Goddess (Guan Yin) visited him in a dream and guided him to look for treasure behind the shrine. Fortuitously he found a tea shoot, which he planted in his tea garden and it brought him great richness. This modern style lightly baked Tie Guan Yin is refreshing, and fragrant with floral notes and a gentle sweetness. Forgiving to brew and good for multiple infusions, brew at 90°C for 3 minutes.

"The pale gold, clear liquor is meadow-scented, with some grounding savouriness. Delicate yet persistent, delightful." - Great Taste Awards 2019 (2 Stars)

Ingredients || Premium Oolong Tea

Warning, packed in an environment that contains nuts

Caffeine || Yes

Tasting Notes || Refreshing, and fragrant with floral notes and a gentle sweetness

Brewing Notes || 1 scant teaspoon per cup, 90ºC, brew for 3 minutes.


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Ralph Holtom
Iron goddess of e

Delicious easy drinking with a light fruity aroma. Delightful

Marianne Buck
Super teas

Ordered a few different teas all delicious the Tie Guan Yin, Pouchong (Bao Zhong) and the Rose Congou where my favourite. Wonderful teas from Team Tea

Tie Guan Yen

My new favorite. I tried the suggestion in the post to infuse it several times and each cup was as good as the first. Excellent tea! Love the fragrance and taste.

Mrs Sarah Kennedy
Iron goddess of mercy

Very tasty tea and arrived lovingly packaged and delivered by bicycle!

A very refreshing oolong

Very nice oolong, only slightly oxidised, fresh flavour and smell, with some savoury brown rice notes and an ever so slightly sweet finish. The leaves have a beautiful colour and shape and I infused my leaves several times and enjoyed each one!