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Young Bush Iron Goddess of Mercy

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Young Bush Iron Goddess of Mercy

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Tea farming takes patience. Jiang Hang Wang has been in the tea industry since 1982, working across Fujian in various hats. His latest project is a terrace-style Iron Goddess farm in Anxi, its classical geographic indication. He planted saplings four years ago and this season was the first that most of the young bushes were able to flush in substantial volume and taste. When you taste this Iron Goddess you taste the very struggle of a young plant with only one will: to survive. It's thanks to Mr. Jiang's masterful handling of the harvest that we have this beautiful example of a classic oolong. The low-oxidation, very floral version of Iron Goddess oolong is a relatively new development. Historically, and still in demand domestically, Iron Goddess oolongs were finished with a light roasting, expressing caramelized sugar notes but masking their floral and "sour" qualities. Its partially due to European and American demand, that new style Iron Goddess exists. Perfectly balanced, expressively floral and supremely refreshing, we humbly volunteer Mr. Jiang's craft as telos of the style.

Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

Variety: Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tieguanyin)

Elevation: 750 meters above sea level

Harvest Date: 10/12/2017

Producer: Jiang Han Wang

Brewing Recommendation: 5g | 340ml | 4 minutes | 195F