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Ti Kuan Yin Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong - oolong tea

Ti Kuan Yin Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong - oolong tea

Regular price $18.95 CAD
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Origin: China
Antioxidant Level: high
Caffeine Level: low

INFUSION: pale green yellow liquor, tending slightly amber

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: A distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavor. Excellent for quiet moments.

STORY: Oolong tea is semi fermented which is one of the reasons it has such a unique character. The semi fermentation gives the tea a little bit more body than a green tea but less body than a black tea ... and interestingly it gives the flavor a very unique twist. You will see (particularly in the infused leaf) that the edges of the leaves are slightly bruised (brownish). The reason for this is that the leaves are lightly bruised to start the oxidation process. Because they are more full bodied than green teas, oolong teas must not be picked too early or at too tender a stage. They must be produced immediately. Unlike leaves for green tea, those destined to be oolong are wilted in the direct sun and then shaken in tubular bamboo baskets to bruise the leaf edges
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