Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes with a water temperature between 80 and 90 degrees
Ti Kuan Yin Top Fancy, translated to mean “Iron Goddess of Mercy”, is a type of Oolong Tea. It comes from Anxi County in the Fujian province of China, its production dating back to the 19th century.
When brewed, this delightfully refreshing infusion has a distinctly mellow taste. We pack it fresh to order, ensuring not only quality but also consistency.
But did you know that there’s yet more to this remarkable beverage? Indeed, when enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, it can offer the Benefits of Oolong Tea. Studies suggest that frequently drinking this type of Tea can aid digestion. What’s more, it can boost the metabolism of fat cells, enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently.
Furthermore, preliminary evidence shows correlations between consuming Oolong Tea and a reduced risk of type-2 diabetes. This is in part due to its wealth in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which combat free radicals in the body.
Nevertheless, most choose Ti Kuan Yin Top Fancy for its exceptional flavour. Whatever your reasoning, you’ve undoubtedly chosen well.
The Legend of Ti Kuan Yin
The most famous tale associated with this brew begins with a dilapidated temple, within which was a statue of Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. According to this story, a poor farmer named Wei walked past the temple every day, reflecting on its worsening condition. Without funds to repair it, Wei decided the least he could do was sweep up and light some incense twice monthly.
One night, Guanyin appeared in a dream, telling Wei of a cave hidden away behind the temple where a treasure awaited. The farmer was then asked by the Bodhisattva that he share this gift with others. Upon discovering the cave,
Wei found a single Tea shoot, which, in turn, he planted in his field. It eventually became a flourishing bush, producing some of the finest Tea the farmer had ever tried.
As asked of him by Guanyin, Wei took cuttings of Tea to his neighbours, resulting in the entire community prospering. The temple of Guanyin was subsequently repaired with the newly acquired wealth and became a beacon for the region.
The Tea itself, meanwhile, was dubbed Ti Kuan Yin in honour of the Iron Goddess of Mercy.
Type of Tea: Oolong Tea.
Origin: Fujian Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C. Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider adding honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Ti Kuan Yin Top Fancy is full-bodied yet mellow in flavour.
Colour in Cup: Golden-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Ti Kuan Yin Top Fancy Benefits
In 2015, a meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of Tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%. Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none.
It’s important to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company does not endorse the consumption of Tea for this purpose at this stage. Nevertheless, we support ongoing preliminary research.