Always believe in your soul
Tie Guan Yin or ‘Iron Goddess of Mercy’, is a famous Oolong tea named after Guanyin, the Goddess of Compassion.
Blended here with glistening lashings of pure gold leaf, this luxury elixir - bright, floral and refreshing - will trickle sparkles of love into your heart and soul.
It is my muse, my liquid soulmate. May it be yours too.
Shine bright darling. No need for sequins. You are GOLD. For shizzle.
70 grams, premium organic loose leaf oolong tea blend
Our gorgeous gift style canisters are handmade in Japan by skilled craftsmen at KOTODO. They are a masterpiece in themselves! With a gold metal inner plug-in lid to keep the tea ultra fresh, they are made from lead-free food grade tin steel and are of the highest quality - plus they are 100% recyclable. They are a true example of handmade excellence. You deserve the very best.
You Are Gold is a spellbinding, delicate, but complex brew. With a pale golden liquor, the brew is lightly vegetal with subtle notes of butter/nuts with a mesmerising fragrant floral orchid note and a unique sweetness reminiscent of sweet spring fruits + vegetables. A lasting finish in the mouth with a velvety texture. HEAVEN...
This premium semi-ball-rolled organic Oolong is lightly oxidised, sitting closer to a green tea than a black and hails from the famous Anxi district in the Fujian province of China. It can be re-steeped many times. With each infusion, the tightly balled leaves unfurl to reveal large, thick shiny leaves and an ever-changing flavour profile.
Light Oolongs such as this tend to pair well with light/sweet seafoods (mild fish, scallops, lobster), lightly salted snacks/crackers, salads and tofu.
Oolong tea is known to aid digestion, boost immunity, improve cardiovascular health, aid weight loss, strengthen teeth and bones and much more.
There are two legends around the origins of this very special tea. We are drawn to the legend of Wei. In fact, we fell in love with it and the intoxicating amazingness of this gorgeous specialty tea.
Deep in the heart of Fujian’s Anxi County, there was a rundown temple which held an iron statue of Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Every day on the walk to his tea fields, a poor farmer named Mr. Wei would pass by and reflect on the temple’s worsening condition. ”Something has to be done”, thought Mr. Wei.
Being poor, he did not have the means to repair the temple. Instead, the farmer brought a broom and some incense from his home. He swept the temple clean and lit the incense as an offering to Guanyin. “It’s the least I can do,” he thought to himself. Twice a month for many months, he repeated the same tasks.
One night, Guanyin appeared to him in a dream. Guanyin told him of a cave behind the temple where treasure awaited. He was to take the treasure and share it with others. In the cave, the farmer found a single tea shoot. He planted it in his field and nurtured it into a large bush, from which the finest tea was produced. He gave cuttings of this rare plant to all his neighbours and began selling the tea under the name Tieguanyin, Iron Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Over time, Mr. Wei and all his neighbours prospered; the rundown temple of Guanyin was repaired and became a beacon for the region. Mr. Wei took joy in the daily trip to his tea fields, never failing to stop in appreciation of the beautiful temple.
(Source - Wikipedia)
This brew features 99.9% pure gold leaf. Edible and non-toxic, gold leaf is made by hand. It is said to aid mental, spiritual and physical purification, with the earliest record of it being used for medicinal purposes dating back 5000 years in Egypt.
YOU ARE GOLD
Organic Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea (camellia sinensis) from China blended with 99.9% pure gold leaf.
Hot tea - 1 tsp per cup / Brew at 85-90°C for 3-4 minutes / Drink plain / Can be used for multiple infusions
Iced tea - 2 tsp per cup / Brew in cold water in the fridge overnight. Add a dash of sparkling H2O or soda to create a refreshing tea spritzer.