Tazo - Ti Kwan Yin Full Leaf Oolong Tea - 15 Bags
Tazo Ti Kwan Yin Oolong Tea is a famously mellow tea with a light, floral flavor. Revered as teh most famous and sought-after oolong in China, this tea is renowned for its orchid-like aroma and smooth, delicate flavor. With each steeping, Tazo Ti Kwan Yin makes the mysterious and tantalizing transition from crisp to sweet. Like the clouds that roll across the high mountain ranges of China, this tea is always changing.
Did You Know?
Ti Kwan Yin translates to "Iron Goddess of Mercy." When a kind peasant tended to her dilapidated temple, the (ironically softhearted) goddess bestowed this precious tea upon him.
Like tea itself, good fortune is best when shared with others. To see how Tazo gives back to communities around the world, visit us at www.tazo.com/csr. Tazo happens when extraordinary teas and botanicals are blended with an artistry that might just be pure magic.
What Is Tazo?
To most people, Tazo is simply a wonderfully delicious beverage that begins when the world's finest teas are blended with extraordinary imagination. Modern tea scholars believe the original Tazo formulas can still be seen on the Tazo Stone, which was uncovered when a cave on the shores of the Red Sea was revealed by an abnormally low tide following a lunar eclipse and earthquake in 1987. You may be content to not think about it at all, but instead simply enjoy the rich, invigorating, contemplative, satisfying experience that is Tazo.
How Tazo Got Its Name
The name Tazo has roots in many civilizations. Tazo actually means "river of life" in the Romany language, and was used as a toast to life by ancient Greeks. Tazo also means "fresh" in several Hindi dialects. In ancient Babylonia, Tazo was a rejuvenating elixit thought to have magical properties.
To bring you the most intriguing tea in the modern world, on the strength of artful blending, distinctive taste and the use of only premium-quality teas and botanicals. (In other words, a tea unlike any you may have tasted before.)
How do you brew the perfect cup of tea?
For a perfect cup of tea, place one Tazo filterbag or teaspoon of full leaf tea in a cup. Bring freshly drawn, cold filtered water to a boil in either a teapot or microwave-safe container. (If you are brewing a green tea, let the water sit off the heat for about 30 seconds after it boils.) Pour over tea. Allow black teas and herbal infusions to steep for 5 minutes, green teas for 3 minutes.
What is the difference between black, green and herbal teas?
Every tea falls into one of four categories: green, black, oolong, or white. They all come from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. The only different is the manner in which the leaves are processed.
Green teas are plucked, then steamed to neutralize the natural oxidation enzy,e. They are then rolled and either pan-fired or steam-fired to retain their fresh vegetative flavor.
Black teas are plucked, then allowed to wither to naturally lose moisture before being rolled or crushed. Oxidation takes place during the rolling process and during a further fermentation process, and then the teas are dried in a mechanical dryer.
Oolong teas are a cross between green and black tea and are called semi-fermented teas.
White teas are produced primarily from the bud of the tea bush and are carefully hand-rolled and non-mechanically dried to retain a light color and flavor.
Herbal tea is not technically "tea" because herbals are not produced from Camellia sinensis. Herbal teas include leaves, flowers, grasses, roots, barks, fruit peels, berries and spices. Generally speaking, they are caffeine-free.