“Bright, clear and distinct. Excellent flavour length. Vibrant leaf and a sweet, delicate flavour.”

2013 Great Taste Awards Judges Comments

“This is an obviously impeccably sourced, hand crafted tea of very high quality. It has the fine rich flavour with a 'green' aftertaste typical of this variety and which lasts through multiple brewings. The colour is good and the energetic quality is what is to be expected of this AAA Grade Oolong Tea. A most enjoyable tea.”

Valerie K, Kent

“This is a delicious example of a fine oolong. It is delicate with an exquisite and lingering aroma. I find this AAA has wonderful energizing properties also. I have tasted many high grade oolongs and thoroughly recommend this one.”

Monica B, London

AAA Iron Buddha - Tie Guan Yin

Origin: Anxi, Fujian Province

GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2013 - THREE GOLD STAR WINNER. Tie Guan Yin, or 'Iron Buddha' is one of China's most famous teas. This AAA or Imperial version is one of the highest grades available - picked during a 2 day window in Spring 2016. This hand-rolled dark emerald green oolong was skilfully processed in small batches to obtain the ideal level of light oxidization. The result is a beautiful example of a Tie Guan Yin or Iron Buddha. Smooth and rich with an immense floral aroma. The flavour, which holds well over multiple infusions, leaves a long lasting bittersweet aftertaste. One for the oolong lover. Also known as 'Iron Goddess of Mercy', 'Iron Goddess Oolong' or 'Iron Guan Yin.'

Ideally brewed in a gaiwan or Yixing teapot to enjoy a full flavour profile.This tea won the highly coveted 3 Gold Stars at the 2013 Great Taste Awards.  Currently out of stock

Aroma & Taste: Intense and fresh orchid aroma with smooth rich floral notes and lasting bittersweet aftertaste.

Brewing: 1tbsp per 200ml. Use 90C water. Brew for 2 minutes. Repeat infusions.

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