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Session 5: Guan Yin's Blessing

  • The Jade Forest 2148 Newnan St, East Point Atlanta, GA, 30344 United States (map)

Welcome to The Jade Forest!

The Jade Forest invites you to continue our tea journey together for another amazing tea session. Spring is here! It’s trying to warm up, the sun is out, and the air feels a bit fresher. So, for this session were going to introduce something on the greener side of things. Can you smell the sweet scent in the air? That heavenly aroma is coming from none other than, Tie Guan Yin or “Iron Goddess Of Mercy” named after the Chinese goddess of mercy Guan Yin.

Tie Guan Yin is a very popular rolled oolong tea from Anxi a famous tea producing region near the coast in southern Fujian Province of China. Oolong tea plants are ubiquitous throughout the countryside and grow abundantly in the fertile soil. Harvesting occurs mainly in the Spring and Autumn. After picking the tea, it goes through elaborate processing involving withering, tossing, and rolling. Depending on the intention of the producer these teas can also be roasted. There are light, medium, and heavy styles of roasting and all have a market among tea lovers. {}

In this session you’ll first experience the floral sweetness and fresh aroma of a lightly oxidized style of Tie Guan Yin. Then we’ll go deeper into a medium roasted selection of the same varietal. Lastly, we’ll use the last drops of water to steep out a heavily roasted selection that has been aging since 1986 (the year of the Tiger). This will be a very dynamic experience as aromas and flavors take your senses through the hills of Anxi.

Tasting notes across the selection:

Honey, cream, vanilla, floral, cooling sweetness, baked goods, almonds, butter, caramel, chocolate, baked apples, pipe tobacco

See you soon.

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Guan Yin

Guan Yin

Anxi, Fujian Province, China

Anxi, Fujian Province, China

Earlier Event: March 24
Session 4: New Season Meditation
Later Event: April 6
Session 6: Guan Yin's Blessing