DetailsORGANIC SLIMMING OOLONG TI KUAN YIN
Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: Ti Kuan Yin
Altitude: 2500 ft. above sea level
Manufacture Type: Oolong
Cup Characteristics: Floral-like orchid notes with a smooth and haunting finish. This is an excellent vintage Ti Kuan Yin which has no calories when consumed without milk or sugar.
Infusion: Pale green yellow liquor, tending slightly amber
Ingredients: Luxury organic Oolong tea
Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.
Certificate #: 150 - 2008 Information:
According to international sales figures, Ti Kuan Yin is the most popular Chinese Oolong worldwide. Like all Oolongs, Ti Kuan Yin is semi-fermented, meaning it falls roughly at the mid way point between black and green teas in terms of color, flavor, and intensity. Unlike other Oolongs, the process of making Ti Kuan Yin involves a longer baking, or drying process. As well, the raw leaf used to produce the tea is grown on a sub-varietal of Camellia sinensis. According to Fujian legend, this varietal was discovered by divine guidance hence its name, which loosely translates as Goddess of Mercy.
Goddess of Mercy, Ti Kuan Yin tea is sometimes referred to as slimming oolong. (In her mercy she's made it easier for people to shed a few pounds!) Although Western research is still inconclusive, in China, Ti Kuan Yin is drunk with meals to help foster a feeling of satisfaction without the need to gorge oneself on the pleasures of the table. The cup is full bodied with deep almost winy notes that help fill the belly. Whatever you choose to believe about this tea two things are certain: one, it's a delicately profound cup and two, it's great with meals, particularly spicy ones. Pour a cup and give thanks to the Goddess of Mercy.