Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy

Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy

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Origin: China


One of the most famous Chinese oolong teas is Tie Guan Yin (or TGY).  Tea connoisseurs may have heard of this same tea by the names of Ti Kuan Yin, Iron Buddha, or Iron Goddess of Mercy. Regardless of what you call it, its distinctive flavor and light floral fragrance are what make this oolong tea so famous. Our Tie Guan Yin Iron Goddess of Mercy has a light golden-amber infusion with a smooth body and sweet finish. It is beautifully floral and fragrant- truly a tea masterpiece.

Besides the intoxicating flavor of course, Tie Guan Yin is also popular because of its numerous healing properties.  Some of the benefits of this tea include anti-aging, anti-cancer, the treatment and prevention of diabetes, and an aid in weight loss. When you combine a great tasting tea classic, pleasant fragrance and the health benefits, you can see why this tea is so sought after!


Chinese Oolong tea teaves
Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per 8oz/200ml of water. Heat water to 195F/90C and steep for 2-3 minutes.


Average rating


12 reviews
Quality    ****  98%


01/20/2019, 16:39

Quality    *****
Amazing! This tea has a lovely sweet, pleasant aroma and taste. I love it. A little
goes a long way as the tea leaves are large. It is like a beautiful sunny day!
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01/10/2019, 02:14

Quality    *****
Its light, floral & sweet. It smells like a flower garden which is so relaxing. The best Tie Guan Yin ive had yet.
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Lily Wang

03/24/2018, 13:54

Quality    *****
Good taste. I feel spring is in my cup. The tea is fresh, mild and sweet. It is different from An Xi Tie Guan Yin. Personally I like this one more as it does not hurt my stomach.
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02/26/2017, 20:10

Quality    *****
The best tasting Iron Goddess I have bought so far. Tastes fresh, light and fragrant even after several brew - the tea leaves are whole and green. It does not taste dry like other Iron Goddess teas. Once brewed the tea is almost colourless but the aroma and flavour is there, it's definitely a calming tea.
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12/22/2016, 04:33

Quality    *****
A favourite tea, which I drink on a daily basis. It has a pleasant, sweet taste. It has a mellow, distinct flavour.
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09/06/2014, 21:31

Quality    *****
This oolong has always been my favorite. Or really... once I discovered it, I can't find myself to try any others because I love it so much. I was half expecting this batch to get bitter after steeping too long or somehow a lower quality just bc of the price but I was very much surprised. Its wonderfully delicious and I'm glad I got the biggest bag I could buy.
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Gertraud TSchida

07/27/2014, 16:15

Quality    *****
Pleasant flavor, very aromatic fresh, good quality!
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07/25/2014, 08:02

Quality    *****
I already had some of the Ti Kuan Yin from Davids tea as there is a store nearby. I enjoyed the tea so much I decided to order some from Tealyra as well. And the quality of the tea from Tealyra is unmatched. The deep forrest green colour of the leaves and great floral taste and clean finish of the Ti Kuan Yin can't be beat. I think this is one of the best teas for the price. Enjoy
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05/19/2014, 17:27

Quality    ****
I love dark and green oolongs very much. This green oolong is more greener/grassy then other green oologs, that I have tried. For me this is just ok, but the quality is perfect for a fan of Ti-Kuan-Yin.
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04/23/2014, 18:55

Quality    *****
I love Oolong tea and Iron Goddess of Mercy is excellent....I will buy it again...I stopped drinking coffee. I drink it 3 times a day and I am sleeping better.
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03/31/2014, 13:23

Quality    *****
This Oolong tea has a light straw golden palish green infusion/liquor with a very smooth body and sweet finish, coupled with a light floral fragrance.

The small tightly rolled leaves are deceptive looking, so make sure your brewing vessel is big enough to accomodate the unfurled/expanded bulk of LARGE tea leaves to have enough volume to infuse properly.

I highly recommend this excellent smooth & sweet bodied Oolong tea! :D
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Laura K

11/18/2010, 17:30

Quality    *****
Incredible tea. It takes honey or agave well. It's like a warm hug from the inside
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