Loose-leaf Monkey Picked Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Tea from Foojoy in album tea

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Tightly rolled loose-leaf oolong tea, showing an olive color

Dec 5th, 2011, by Alex Zorach

This photo shows Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin from Foojoy. Ti Kuan Yin is an alternate spelling of Tie Guan Yin, a style of oolong tea which is usually translated as Iron Goddess of Mercy.

The label monkey picked does not mean that this tea is picked by actual monkeys; rather, this is a label indicating a superior grade of this tea. I purchased this tea at an Asian market in Philadelphia's chinatown; it was not cheap, but I think it lives up to the label: this is a very high-quality oolong and was a pleasure to drink.