- Price: £7.95 (100g)
This fragrant, delicate Oolong or Wu Long is from China’s Fujian Province and is called Ti Guan Yin Fancy or “Iron Goddess of Mercy.”
Oolong teas are semi oxidised and lie half-way between green and blacks teas. They are lower in caffeine and high in polyphenols which are believed to promote beauty, health and aid weight loss by helping to increase metabolism.
Legend has it that the Goddess of Mercy Guan Yin appeared to a farmer who tended her statue at the temple and made him a gift of a single tea shoot. He cultivated it into a tea bush which is the ancestor of all Ti Guan Yin produced today.
Take three minutes of time to achieve perfection. Use one teaspoon of tea per person and add freshly drawn water which is just off the boil – around 80 degrees centigrade. Oolong is too delicate for milk.
Style: Semi-oxidised tea from China – high in nutrients
Enjoy it: anytime as part of a healthy, sustainable diet