Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong

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(9p per cup)

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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.

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03 June 2020
Paul M.
Mouthfeel and flavour

I've either never purchased tea this good, or made tea this way, but whichever it is, this tea is a game-changer. The flavours and mouthfeel infusion after infusion is to be marvelled at.

19 April 2020
Lovely and well-balanced

This wonderful oolong has a lovely balance of sweetness and a grassy freshness. The scent of the wet leaves after the first couple of infusions reminds me of hay that has just been turned over on the field (for you city folks, this is a good thing!). It goes very well with food, since it has that almost savoury side to it. In other words, this is a tea that I personally think can be served with a wide range of treats.

13 May 2019
Prof X.
This Oolong is very good - smooth and rich.

This tea is rather correctly described by Rare Tea Co - it is a tea with a deep floral aroma and green notes to its flavor. It lies distinctly between black and green teas, and a must to any tea collection. This Oolong is very good - smooth and rich.

12 May 2019
Ich liebe ihn

Ein wunderbarer aromatischer Tee, der mich jeden Morgen das Leben mit freudiger Erwartung in den beginnenden Tag führt. Danke den Menschen, der Erde und allem die dazu beitragen

12 May 2019
Fabulous tea!

I enjoy my Oolong tea so much that it's now the only tea I drink!

Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong
Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong
Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong
Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong
Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong
Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong

Tasting Notes

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.


Use 2 - 4g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion wash the leaf with 100°C (212°F) water, then use the same (slightly cooled) water to infuse.


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

9p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 3 infusions.

Anxi, Fujian Province



Oolong Tea


Sweet & Savoury

The tea can be infused several times to reveal incredible subtleties of flavour. We recommend infusing the leaf in small amounts of hot water with a high leaf to water ratio, and infusing many times rather than making one large pot. In this way you will uncover countless flavours.

Use an inch of hot water at 100 degrees to rapidly “wash” the leaf for a few seconds. You can discard this first brew. This opens out the rolled leaf and allows the water to penetrate.
Subsequent infusions are best made at high temperature but rapidly - just 20 - 30 seconds. You don’t need to reheat the water as you go – the softened leaf will require lower temperatures. In all we recommend at least six steps to allow the leaf to completely open out and reveal all its beauty.

You can also enjoy one teaspoon of leaves all day- coming back to the same pot and re-infusing it – but in this instance re-heat the water to 90°C (194°F).