tie guan yin

This Tie Guan Yin tea is painstakingly processed for beautifully shaped vibrantly colored leaves. Steeps a smooth-bodied infusion with accents of sweet orchid flowers and notes of buttery nectar.
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Tie Guan Yin

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infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser |5 of 5 stars

Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 2-4 minutes, 195°F


Organic Fujian oolong tea

Caffeine Level

Moderate Caffeine
Moderate Caffeine


USDA Organic

USDA Organic
Tie Guan Yin
From Fujian, China

Did You Know?

The tea is named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guanyin, who is known in Japan as Kannon and in Korea as Guam-eum. Guanyin is a female embodiment of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

More Info

Tie Guan Yin, also known as Iron Goddess of Mercy, is one of the best known oolong teas. One of China’s Ten Famous Teas, its production has largely been centered in the country’s Fujian Province. As an oolong, the tea is more oxidized than a green tea, but lighter than a black tea. Some Tie Guan Yin teas are roasted, giving a strong toasty quality, like baked bread. Other Tie Guan Yin teas, such as the one offered by Tea Forté, have a greener style, yielding a smooth, honey flavor with a fragrant orchid aroma. Tea Forté Tie Guan Yin is certified organic.

There are many legends around the origin of Tie Guan Yin. One tells of a farmer who dedicated himself to taking care of a nearby temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. The goddess then came to him in a dream, telling him of a cave with something special inside that would help generations to come. There he discovered a tea shoot which was then shared with neighbors who grew the beautiful plants which brought prosperity to the community and Tie Guan Yin to the world.

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Rare Imperial Tea

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8-12 servings

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rare imperial tea

two pouches each: Golden Monkey, Gyokuro, Keemun, Long Jing, Tie Guan Yin and White Darjeeling


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Includes one cast-iron teapot, two traditional sipping cups and one Rare Imperial Tea Collection, one box of the following teas: Golden Monkey, Keemun, Tie Guan Yin, Gyokuro, Long Jing and White Darjeeling


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Customer Reviews (2) Write a review

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser So good

I got the box of "Rare Teas" to try and this tea was the last one for me to try - not sure why I thought that OOlong tea is a strong black tea....this delicious beauty is so delicate and full of flavor I couldn't get enough. It made me go online and look up how this tea is made and oh boyyyyyyyy all the good things I learned about its positive effects on health and apparently it helps to loose weight! Went to an Asian store and got me a box of 100 for now but will try to get this one in a canister. LOVE IT. Smells delicious and its very delicate yet full of flavor.

05/27/16 | Olivia, Santa Clara, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser love it!

This tea smell great! It tastes really good and not bitter.

03/02/15 | kellyn, oklahoma city, OK