Tea 201 – What is Matcha?

Whenever I walked into a tea shop, I had always seen the bamboo whisk pictured above but could never figure out what it had to do with tea…apparently it is all in the matcha.

Chinese Tea Mythology: Tie Kuan Yin – Iron Goddess of Mercy

I had never heard of the tea called Iron Goddess of Mercy (or Guanyin/Kuanyin) until I was doing research on Chinese Tea Mythology. Just like Monkey Picked, there is a magical story tied to this tea.