Perfect cup of tea for a moment of serenity...complex, yet sweet.
- Amount: 1-2 level teaspoons / 8 oz. serving
- Water Temperature: 185-206 degrees F
- Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
May be resteeped multiple times for unique taste experiences.
The Legend of Tie Kuan Yin
Long ago in Anxi County, In Fujian Province, China, lived a poor farmer named Wei. Each day on his way to and from his fields, he passed by a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kuan Yin. Saddened by the decrepit condition of the temple, he would stop regularly to attend to the temple and burn incense despite his own limited resources.
Deeply moved by Wei's devotion to her temple, Kuan Yin appeared to him in a dream and said, "Behind the temple is a treasure that will benefit you and your family for many generations, but to realize its true value, you must share it with all of your neighbors as well."
Searching behind the temple, Mr. Wei was disappointed to find only a scraggly tea bush. Without much hope, he carefully planted and propagated the bush until he could harvest the leaves. Much to his delight, when he drank the tea he noticed a unique fragrance wafting from the amber colored tea, cup after cup. Remembering the instructions of the Goddess, he gave shoots of the tea plants with all his neighbors who were happy to cultivate this bush whose leaves produced such a wonderous tea. Soon everyone had heard of the famous tea named Kuan Yin and the region which specialized in growing it. The farmers in Anxi County became prosperous and the temple of Kuan Yin is very well- maintained.