Ti Kuan Yin Loose Leaf

Deep yet delicate, China’s most famous oolong is made in an 18-step process to produce large, cloud-shaped leaves.
$15.95 / 4 oz. pkg.
  • Flavor Notes
    Floral, nutty, and herbal, with an undercurrent of fruit
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Sku ID #509206

Caffeine Level

Ti Kuan Yin Loose Leaf
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/8oz
  • 200 ℉
  • 4-5 Minutes


oolong tea leaves

How It Tastes

This meditative, deep rich Chinese oolong tea fills your palate with a delicate fruit flavor and a heady, floral aroma, complex, with hints of orchid, herbs, nuts, melon and basil. Our Ti Kuan Yin is the perfect balance; not too greenish, nor too roasted. The 'cloud-shaped' leaves are expertly rolled in a perfected 18-step process in order to unfurl slowly, and Ti Kuan Yin will continue to develop over multiple infusions.


Ti Kuan Yin oolong tea from China translates as 'Iron Goddess of Mercy.' The story goes that a devout farmer refurbished a small shrine to the goddess Kuan Yin, polishing her small iron statue for years. In a dream, Kuan Yin told the farmer to look for treasure behind the temple, but instructed that he must share it with others. The farmer found only a small tea plant there, but took it and farmed it, and in turn gave cuttings to his neighbors. The treasure the village profited from was the taste of the cultivar, now called Ti Kuan Yin.


Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (3)
Average rating:
from Santa Fe, NM on 7/26/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2003.

One of my 2 favorite afternoon/late afternoon teas (the other is Mighty Leaf Ceylon Kenilworth). Flowery, fruity flavor and aroma. Great with or w/o meals. Leaves are good for at least 1 more brew. Indespensible!

Christopher Lopez
from Arecibo, PR on 4/3/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2017.

For me, this is the cookies & cream of teas. Rich, creamy and very delicious. Nutty and light, this is easily one of the best oolongs I have tasted.

on 3/13/2016. Drinking Peet's since n/a.

Delightful example of a very light almost a nutty green Oolong. Perfect textures with a light steep, perfect deep smooth flavor when steeped darker. This is one of the few tea's that is a must have in my home.