This Chinese Oolong is known as the Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin or Tie Guan Yin). Crafted to an exact point at which the leaves reveal their hidden subtleties.
Oolong tea is the favourite tea of China. It originated in the Fujian Province, where it is thought that it was first produced at Mt Wu Yi Shan at the end of the Ming dynasty.
It lies artfully between the categories of green and black teas- sometimes called a blue tea. There are as many grades of oolong as there are fine wines.
The first infusion has a succulent sweetness with later infusions leading to green floral notes. Each time you infuse the leaves different subtleties are revealed.