Iron Visions of Mercy
Iron Visions of Mercy
dreaming of tea
In the 1700s, a farmer named Wei Yin honored Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) by placing a cup of tea in front of her statue every morning and evening. One night, Wei Yin had a vision.
Guan Yin led him to a stream where there was a tea tree with an intoxicating fragrance of orchids. The next day, Wei Yin went to that stream, found this new tea cultivar and planted it in an iron pot.
Iron Visions oolong is refreshingly sweet with a velvety texture, commonly known as the ‘taste of innocence.’ Combined with the floral, ‘sacred fragrance,’ this tea creates the ‘charm of Guan Yin’ in your cup.
AROMA / sweet pea blossom
FLAVOR / oceanic - melon - floral
OXIDATION / light
CUP FEEL / light-medium
4 g / 2 tsp tea
240 ml / 8 oz water @ 200-203°F / 95°C
3 g / 1 tsp tea
120 ml / 4 oz water @ 195°F / 90°C
1 minute + 30 seconds each additional brew for up to 6 brews
1st Brew - 1:00 min
2nd Brew - 1:30min
3rd Brew - 2:00 min
4th Brew - 2:30 min
5th Brew - 3:00 min
6th Brew - 3:30 min
Feel free to enjoy each steep on its own to appreciate how the flavor evolves, or stack (combine) multiple steeps to savor the harmony of all the brews together.
Quality water is just as important as quality tea when it comes to your brew. Here's what we recommend:
- Filtered Water - standard home filtration systems, Brita, Hydros, you name it. Filter that isht!
- Spring Water - have access to bottled spring water, or have an actual clear spring by where you live? Try brewing with spring water and unlock unique sweetness in your cup!
- Reverse Osmosis - RO filtration systems are standard for tea and coffee shops, and provide the most consistently great water for brewing any of your favorite drinks. For your home, counter-top as well as below-the-counter systems are great to help step up your water game!
- Customized Recipes - are you a budding scientist? Check out custom water recipe kits like Lotus and Third Wave Water
If you’re local to the State College area, we’ve partnered with Chew Chew Bun as our official pickup location! Chew Chew Bun is a locally owned Taiwanese bakery + coffee shop in the heart of the downtown area (115 E. Beaver Ave.)
Tea is that much better with delicious pastries, so be sure to pick up some noms with your order!
The pickup tray is on top of the pastry case on the left side of the counter. Look for your name and order number!