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Longan Iron Goddess of Mercy
£8.50 – £24.50
A rare, naturally sweet and fruity Formosa Oolong from Taiwan, which you can enjoy straightaway or keep as a ‘vintage’ tea for enjoying in later years.
4 to 5 grams
In a 180 ml tea pot
90°C - 95°C
50s per infusion
Conceived in the 1980s by a tea master from Nantou, Taiwan, this delectable re-interpretation of Iron Goddess of Mercy oolong tea consists of dense, little nuggets rolled from hand-gathered ‘sparrow tongue’ tea pickings, each with one bud and two supporting leaves.
A final roasting and caramelization with branches from the longan fruit tree gives this Formosa Oolong tea a distinctive, sweet aroma, along with a warm, roasty mellowness and a golden russet-hued liquor.
Longan Iron Goddess of Mercy can be placed into storage for vintaging over time but we doubt one can resist drinking this tea instead.