Iron Goddess of Mercy (Roasted)
Roasted tieguanyin with a rich warm woody fragrance and exquisite floral overtones characteristic of all heavily oxidized teas in the wulong family.
Why we like it?
This wulong is a great choice for those tea lovers who can’t get enough of those buttery floral notes that green tieguanyin and other, more delicate, wulongs sport in their palettes. With good enough processing skills and suitable tea material, it is possible to bring these notes to the forefront of the taste spectrum, and that is exactly what this wulong is about. Great refreshing taste. Nice aroma.
Roman’s personal score: 89/100
Miha’s personal score: 82/100
The scores above represent how the Daoli co-founders Miha and Roman feel about each particular tea. The ratings are given on 0 to 100 scale and are absolutely subjective. We simply translate into numbers our first impression about this tea.
General steeping suggestions
Tea can be steeped in a tea pot, gaiwan, or a strainer placed right in your cup. Feel free to experiment with time, temperature, and quantity. If tea feels a bit strong or bitter, just use less leaves or steep it for a shorter period of time.
The purpose of the first brew is to rinse the leaves, so it shouldn’t last more than five seconds and should be discarded. Pour the hot water again. This time, steep it for longer periods. Avoid leaving the leaves soaking in water between brews, because it makes tea taste bitter and steals a lot of its flavor. If used properly, about six grams of tea leaves can yield several middle-size cups of excellent tea.
Chinese people enjoy the original taste of tea, so they never use milk, sugar, or lemon.
Steeping suggestions for Roasted Tieguanyin
Start with this, then experiment:
- one serving: 6 grams (0.2oz – about 1 tsp)
- water: ~ 80 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 175°F, 3-9oz)
- time: 60-120 seconds
- number of infusions: 5-6
- discard the first brew
To make the most of this wulong, try to keep temperature around 80 °C.
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