The name of the Chinese Goddess of Mercy is Guan Yin, this variety was named in her honor. According to the legend, a poor farmer named Wei noticed an abandoned temple of the goddess Guang Yin and, since he had no money to restore the temple, he tried to help the way he could. He took out all the garbage and cleaned up the temple, and lit a small lamp in honor of Guan Yin. Wei began to visit this temple often, and one day in a dream the goddess appeared to him and said that in the courtyard of the temple he would be rewarded for all his efforts. The next morning, Wei discovered a small tea bush, from which he later made tea, now known as Te Guan Yin.
The taste and aroma of the Iron Goddess of Mercy directly depends on the season of picking tea leaves and the altitude on which tea bushes grow. The optimal elevation is at least five hundred meters above sea level, the higher - the more valuable the raw materials are. Another important factor is the duration of the fermentation process, among all kinds of Te Guan Yin, this type goes through a longer period of fermentation, that's why it acquires a more dense flavor and fruity aroma.