This classic example of a Ti Kuan Yin, one of the premier Chinese oolongs, is lightly vegetal and floral. Ti Kuan Yins are less oxidized and therefore more reminiscent of green teas, but without any astringency or grassiness.
Ti Kuan Yin, the tea from which Kuan Yin Teas takes its name, is itself named after Guan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. The name is often translated as Iron Goddess of Mercy, after an old translation of Guan Yin's name. Ti Kuan Yin is made in both Taiwan and China, and ours is the Chinese variety, made in Fujian province.