31 May '17, 4am

[Mothership] Guan Yin isn’t a gimmicky tea name. It’s a legit tea with 300 years of history. https://t.co/Qhx2i7onN4

[Mothership] Guan Yin isn’t a gimmicky tea name. It’s a legit tea with 300 years of history. https://t.co/Qhx2i7onN4

While most of us are still grappling with the demise of Gong Cha which will be rebranded as LiHo , something a little bit more curious popped up. That is the curious inclusion of drinks which has Guan Yin in their name. For the uninitiated, Guan Yin is the Goddess of Mercy, or Guan Yin Pu Sa (Bodhisattva Guan Yin), who counts Buddhists as major adherents. So when many saw this name popping up on the name of drinks on Liho’s menu, it understandably caused confusion: But no, it’s not some fashionable sacrilegious term, nor is it advised by a Fengshui master to negate some abstract form of bad luck. It comes from the real name of a kind of oolong tea known as Tie Guan Yin , (literally Iron Goddess of Mercy, 铁观音) The story of Tie Guan Yin So why was a certain kind of tea named after the goddess? As with every myth, there are several variations to this story. Two main interpret...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/05/guan-yin-isnt-a-gimmicky-tea...

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