Shui Jin Gui Oolong Tea
Shui Jin Gui or "golden water turtle" oolong is one of the four famous yancha varietals from Wuyishan. This tea offers a delightful fruity aroma of dried pear & lychees, with just a hint of sweet citrus rind & charcoal left in the empty cup.
The wet leaves are musky with warming spice (clove, cinnamon, star anise) & dry bark notes. The liquor is gold with a tinge of rose. Pleasantly warming, the mouthfeel is silky smooth, with an underlying yancha minerality and some fruit biscuit.
Along with Rou Gui and Da Hong Pao, Shui Xian (also Water Lily) is one of the most represented Yancha in the western tea market. It lacks the sensational origin story or marketing potential of Da Hong Pao but is still sold far more frequently than any of the other famous bushes and possibly even more than Da Hong Pao. Shui Xian is even commonly consumed unknowingly often being marketed as Da Hong Pao or included in a Da Hong Pao blend. Processing-wise, Shui Xian is usually executed in a very similar manner to the rest of Wuyi oolongs. It is traditionally fired a shade darker than most Yancha although this is not necessarily a steadfast rule.
Using Chinese Yixing (purple clay) or porcelain teaware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot half-full with tea leaves, or 2 grams of tea leaves for every 150ml of water if you are not using Yixing teapot. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 95°c (203°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing.
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Wuyi rock tea (e.g. Big Red Robe, Water Golden Turtle, Narcissus, Lao Chung Shui Hsien, etc.) can be stored for long periods and improves with age. Oolong Tea is best kept in a cool , dry place in an airtight container.
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Karina Garcia is sales manager of JK Tea Shop, authentic Chinese Loose Leaf tea supplier, for more information, please visit our website at: jkteashop.com