Savoring the Experience:
The teahouse cultures of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have discovered the perfect food pairing with Ti Kwan Yin. Foods such as salted pumpkin seeds, roasted & salted nuts, as well as dried goji berries can be popular pairings here in the United States.
Organic Ti Kwan Yin tea from China
- 1.5 tsp Per Cup
- 3-5 Minutes
Ti Kwan Yin Oolong is named after a Buddhist deity named Kuan Yin. Kuan Yin is also known as the "Goddess of Mercy," and the origin story of Ti Kwan Yin relates to the deity's compassion. There was once a tea farmer who was in dire straits financially. He went to pray to a Kuan Yin statue in a run-down shrine near his home. That night, Kuan Yin appeared to him in a dream and told him that he would find fortune behind the shrine where he had prayed to her. He rushed back, expecting to find gold. Instead, he found a few tea plants of a type he had never seen before. He harvested the leaves, processed them into tea, and was shocked to find how sweet and fragrant they were. He sold the tea for a large sum of money. His financial problems were solved and he invested some of the remaining money in fixing up the dilapidated Kuan Yin shrine. From then on, the tea maker planted, grew, and harvested Ti Kwan Yin Oolong, and lived a happy life near the shrine.