ONE OF THE BEST OOLONG TEAS…

‘Ti Kuan Yin’ oolong tea is probably the best known of China oolongs. It is an aromatic and elegant tea from central Fujian province.

Legend has that a tea grower in the area would walk past an iron statue of ‘Kuan Yin’, the Goddess of Mercy, on his way to work every day. The statue stood in a small temple which was rather neglected. The tea grower started to take care of the statue, cleaning it and lighting incense.

Then, one night in a dream the goddess told him to look into a cave behind the temple for a treasure which was hidden there. When the tea grower checked the next day, he found a single tea shoot which he nurtured and cultivated and name it ‘Tea Guanyin’.

When brewed it releases a honey-coloured liquor, a sweet floral aroma and an orchid-like, smooth, delicate flavour.

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8 thoughts on “ONE OF THE BEST OOLONG TEAS…

  1. That’s a lovely story – never heard of it before.

    Will appreciate it more now that I know the story behind it.

    Thanks bar, am looking forward to your next ‘presentation’. 🙂

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    1. Thanks hutt, I just love reading. Unfortunately or fortunately I have a lot of time on my hands due to my back problem but fortunately I do love writing and reading. Believe it or not hutt I have a big problem with short term memory which is due to a drug I am on but whenever I read something interesting to write about I write it in my note book which is always by my side. Thanks for all your lovely comments 🙂

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