Charcoal-Roasted Tieguanyin is good for digestion. In some regions of China, it is customary to drink a small glass of a very strong infusion of this tea before and after meals. If you prefer tea with milk or sugar, this tea is an excellent alternative to black tea. Its unique aroma and taste stand up to any black tea.
The name “Tieguanyin” comes from a Chinese legend relating to the tea’s origins in Anxi, China. One rendition says that during the Qing Dynasty, a poor farmer named Weiyin found a deserted temple with a statue of Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy. He cleaned the temple and every day provided a cup of tea for Guanyin. One day, Guanyin appeared in his dream and told him where he could find his reward. Weiyin then found a beautiful tea plant which later brought him fortune. He named this tea “Tieguanyin.”