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

Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong

11 reviews
Regular price $1.49
(12¢ per cup)

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This Chinese Oolong Loose Leaf Tea 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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24 October 2021
United States United States

Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong

This tea has so much life in it. It's amazing how the flavor evolves with each infusion. I've only had darker oolongs, so this was new for me.

15 September 2021
Suzanne M.
United States United States

Sunshine in a cup

This is a most delicious oolong. Leaning toward fresh and green I. Comparison to roasted. I’ve found this is the perfect oolong for my taste. I love it!

02 July 2021
Cheryl D.
Canada Canada

Chinese Iron Goddess Oolong

Mellow and rich- a pleasure to drink

01 March 2021
Paz C.

My favorite oolong so far

I get at least four beautiful infussions, but I do not see it on your shop anymore, have you drank it all?

20 December 2020
Michaela S.

A beautiful oolong. One should always have it at home.

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 0.07 - 0.14oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz of water (2 - 4g per 150ml).


For the optimum infusion wash the leaf with 212°F (100°C) 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

12¢ per cup based on 0.07oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz 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 194°F (90°C).

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