Lu Yu mentioned about green tea from Luan in his "The Classic of Tea", where it is spoken of as one of the most fragrant and unusual. Among the eminent admirers of this variety was the Chinese Empress Cixi, who was so fond of Melon Seeds from Luan, that for a month she could drink 700 grams of this tea.
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.