IRON GODDESS Organic Oolong tea is a high mountain organic oolong from Taiwan.
It’s also known as Tieguanyin, Iron Goddess of Mercy or Iron Buddha tea. It’s medium oxidised, and combines a smoky aroma with a mineral-like mouthfeel and buttery finish.
As with any tea, you can control its intensity by changing the brewing times and quantity.
What Makes This Tea Special?
IRON GODDESS Organic Oolong 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.
This tea 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 second 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 Iron Goddess Organic Oolong. They really enhance the flavour. And if you don’t have a clay pot, then consider a handy Piao I Portable Teapot.
This was the first raw pu'er cake I ever purchased and was a great introduction to what a young raw pu'er is like. By flash steeping, this can last for over a dozen steeps. It has that classic bitterness that the Lincang region is known for, which I find quite enjoyable. After the first few flash-steeps, you'll begin to really notice the sweetness kicking in and a menthol sensation building in the throat. It's fun experiencing the tea changing as the session progresses. There are better young raw pu'er cakes out there but this one is solid, and the unusually small size keeps the price down enough to make it easier to try.
Thanks for the feedback, Cha Crusade! Great to know you're getting so many steeps out of The Mini.
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.