Blue Spring Oolong

Imperial Tea Garden

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  • In rural China, Blue Spring Oolong is commonly referred to as the compassionate oolong tea.  The name stems from ancient folklore of Guan Yin the Iron Goddess of Mercy, of which this now famous Ti Kuan Yin style tea was named.  Legend has it that drought stricken villagers offered a passing stranger some water.  With the compassionate offering, Guan Yin  revealed her true identity and spilled the water into the dry earth and a blue spring appeared miraculously.  In honor of their benevolent Bodhisattva, the Fujian villagers began adding blue mallow flowers to represent the crystal blue spring water. Blue Spring Oolong's smooth and mellow character will enhance any tea party. The compassionate nature of this tea make it suitable for gathering with old friends and making new ones.

  • Origin:  Fujian Province China

    Grade:  Ti Kuan Yin Special

    Altitude: 1500 - 4900 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type:  Semi oxidized Traditional process small batch crafted and formed

    Characteristics:  An imperial favorite. Hand selected Ti Kuan Yin Oolong layers notes of orchid, baking bread and faint wine. Rare.

  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.

    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.

  • Caffeine Level ~ LOW


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