Welcome to the Tea of the Season page!
If you are new to Cup of Tea, welcome to our community centered tea house!

This page is dedicated to one tea, highlighting each new season. When you buy said tea, I will donate 15% of your purchase to a charity. This year I am looking to all of YOU to nominate a non-profit program of your choosing. At the end of the year, we will tally up the suggestions, and the program with the most nominations will receive a donation of 15% of the proceeds from Tea of the Season salesIn 2022, 60 pounds of tea was purchased in the name of Oregon Wild

Iron Goddess Oolong Tea: A Journey Through Tradition and Taste

In the world of tea, few varieties possess the cultural richness and sensory allure of the Iron Goddess of Mercy oolong tea. Originating from the mystical mountains of China, this tea, also known as Tie Guan Yin, weaves a tapestry of tradition, artistry, and changing seasons. Join us on a captivating journey as we explore the fascinating world of Tie Guan Yin.

Tie Guan Yin’s roots are deeply embedded in the culture and heritage of China. Its name, which translates to “Iron Goddess of Mercy,” alludes to its remarkable origin story. Legend has it that a humble farmer discovered a neglected temple with an iron statue of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Inspired by this divine encounter, the farmer began nurturing a tea bush near the temple, leading to the creation of Tie Guan Yin tea. Today, this tea is celebrated not only for its exquisite flavor but also for its spiritual connection to the compassionate deity.

What sets Tie Guan Yin apart is its intricate flavor profile. Delicate, floral, and roasted notes dance on the palate, creating a symphony of taste that evolves with each sip. The tea’s unique character is shaped by a meticulous production process that involves precise rolling, oxidation, and roasting. It’s a testament to the skill and artistry of the tea masters who craft each batch.

Iron Goddess’s magic doesn’t stop at flavor; it extends to its connection with the seasons. Just as nature undergoes transformations, so does this tea. Tie Guan Yin harmonizes with the beauty of autumn, its delicate aroma echoing the earthy scents of falling leaves. Yet, it is equally captivating in other seasons, offering a unique experience with each cup.

Now, it’s your turn to embark on the Tie Guan Yin journey.  This tea invites us to savor tradition and taste. It’s more than just a beverage; it’s a bridge to a world of culture and flavor. So, raise your teacup and toast to the Iron Goddess of Mercy, and to a journey filled with rich experiences.



Cup of Tea is your community tea house.  If you are looking for loose-leaf tea and ways to steep it, we have everything you need. You can also enjoy a pot of hot tea, a glass of iced tea, or a custom tea latte in our shop or on the go.