The name Guan Yin is inaccurately translated as Goddess of Mercy. Not exactly a deity, Guan Yin is more like a Buddhist equivalent of the Madonna, and her name is associated with this beloved varietal, which thrives throughout Fujian's oolong districts, as well as in Taiwan. Tieguanyin from Anxi (sand) County in Fujian has a history of more than 200 years and is one China's ten most famous teas, celebrated for intensity of aroma, fruitness and depth of flavor. Most Tieguanyin is best prepared gongfu style. The name is variously transliterated, Tie Kwan Yin being among the most commonly seen variants.