Iron Goddess Organic Oolong tea is a high mountain organic oolong from Taiwan.
Iron Goddess Organic Oolong is also known as Tieguanyin, Iron Goddess of Mercy or Iron Buddha tea. No matter what you call it, this is one interesting tea. It is quite highly oxidised, and combines a smoky aroma with a mineral-like mouthfeel.
As with any tea, you can control its intensity by changing the brewing times and quantity.
So What Makes Our Tea Special?
Iron Goddess is an artisanal product, picked by hand at a family farm in Nantou county, Taiwan.
And this farm does not spray pesticides or herbicides onto its leaves. You don’t actually need chemical sprays so much when the tea plants are at 1,500 metres.
Iron Goddess also contains a range of vitamins, anti-oxidants and amino acids that can (over time and with regular consumption) help in several ways. Oolong can potentially improve skin health, increase bone mineral density and keep body weight in check.
Read about the health benefits of oolong tea here.
Brewing & Enjoying Iron Goddess Organic Oolong
Brew at around 90 degrees Celsius. 4 grams per 200 ml of water is ideal. The first steeping should last 1 to 1.5 minutes.
The next steeping can be shorter (45 seconds). The third steeping can last for 1 minute to extract the remaining flavour. This tea offers 3 strong infusions, after which the flavour tapers off.
Filtered water and Yixing clay pots are ideal for this tea. They really enhance the flavour. And if you don’t have a clay pot, then consider a Piao I Portable Teapot.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.
This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.
The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description