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Specialty Teas

Iron Goddess

Iron Goddess or Tie Guan Yin, is named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guan-yin, this premium Chinese Oolong is as magnificent as the name implies. Renowned for its complex and balanced flavour which is buttery & vegetal yet fruity with a hint of orchids. This mesmerising Oolong becomes more complex with every steep. Undoubtedly the most celebrated Oolong of China and a personal favourite of ours, the perfect introduction to the world of premium Oolong tea.


Type: Oolong

Origin: China, Fujian

Tasting notes: A light yellow liquor with notes of buttered corn that slowly evolves into floral-orchid with vanilla and a pleasantly fruity aftertaste accompanied with nuttiness.

Temperature: 90-95 degrees

Brewing instructions: Western method; Approx. 1-2 scoops or 2-3 grams for every 150ml of water for a 5-minute infusion.

Gong fu method; 2-3 scoops or 5 grams for every 150ml of water. First infusion 15-20 seconds and then 30-35 seconds for up to 8 infusions.

Pair with: The sweet notes go perfectly with lemon biscuits creme caramel and chocolate. Its softness makes it ideal for spicy foods, smoked meats, blue-veined cheeses, salmon and lamb.

Ingredients: Chinese Oolong


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The Specialty Collection
This collection contains the highest quality and rarest seasonal teas from around the world. Steeped in history and tradition, these limited-edition teas are only available for a very small window of time - many of which are grown solely in tiny regions, from single family-owned tea gardens that are centuries old.  Due to these circumstances, this collection will change depending on availability and season. The Specialty collection is for those who want to experience the best of the best teas available. A story in every cup.