005 / Iron Goddess
Iron Goddess is also known as Tie Guan Yin or Iron Goddess of Mercy. The original cultivar came from Anxi County in Fujian, a southern province in China. The Anxi produced Iron Goddess is lightly oxidized and barely roasted. However, its new home in Muzha didn't produce tea harvests suited for the traditional processing method. Throughout Iron Goddess's 200 years of history in Taiwan, its people found that slowly and repeatedly roast and hand-knead the tea in small batches can bring out incredible bouquet of fragrance and mouthfeel. A new tradition began to flourish for this ancient cultivar on a new land.
This particular Iron Goddess of Muzha is actually made from Jin Xuan cultivar, that's unique to Taiwan. The dark amber liquor is layered with notes of leather, wood chips, and tobacco with a creamy acidity undertone. The unctuous liquid is round and velvety showcasing its multi-faceted aromas with the accent of deep winter evergreen. It's especially wonderful on cold winter nights.
Origin : Muzha District, Taiwan
Cultivar : Jin Xuan cultivar
Elevation : 350 meters
Oxidation : 30%
Roast : Dark
Flavor Profile : Tobacco, leather, winter evergreen, wood chips
Mouth feel : Medium bodied, ample, round
2 oz / 57 grams / 18 servings per package