A famous Oolong tea of Fujian Province Huang Jin Gui is very popular for its refreshing taste. A tea with bright golden liquor and a flowery aroma. This tea is one of the four famous anxi oolong along with Tie guan yin. The name 'Huang jin gui' means 'golden osmanthus', which is earned through the golden liquor its yellowish green leaves infused into, and for its distinct osmanthus flower-like aroma. Truly a treat not to be missed. This fresh scenting tea is smooth and rich. It has a refreshing flowery smell and the tea has a bright golden liquor.
This Premium grade Huang Jin Gui differs from our regular grade from the amount of leaves and stem is picked and process. This grade has mostly leaves and less stem. Distinct osmanthus flower-like aroma. The taste is rich yet complex with a flowery honeysuckle flavor. The production process starts with withering in a cooled room, when the natural fragrance of the leaves becomes apparent. This is followed by gentle tumbling to bruise the leaf edges, allowing a small amount of oxidation to take place. The leaves are then heated to disable the enzymes and end the oxidation. The process of shaping now begins – the leaves are packed into cotton sacks, which are then tied tightly before being rolled and squeezed. This slowly twists the leaves inside the bags into the ball shape, and they are finally baked to fix the leaves and bring out the flavour. It is quite common for the teas to be re-baked prior to delivery. The finished tea has the distinctive ball shape, also known as ‘dragonfly head'. The balls slowly unfurl when infused, and the purple tinge to the leave edges shows where the bruising and oxidation took place. The degree of oxidation is small, maybe 15%, and this is why the liquors are light and greenish in colour, with such a floral aroma and flavour.
◆ Origin: Anxi County, Fujian Province, China.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: aroma is sweet floral Osmanthus-like fragrance. The liquor is a bright gold. Smooth, easy-drinking, everyday tea with fruit in the first infusion moving to soft floral notes with the following ones.
◆ Notes & Well Being: rich in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants. Low caffeine.
Dose of tea
1 Tsp. for 6 oz Cup
195°F - 205°F
3 - 4 Minutes