What is Bai Ji Guan Tea
Bai Ji Guan is a lightly oxidized oolong tea that is grown in the Wu Yi Mountain region in the Fujian province in China. It is different from all other oolong teas because of the color of the tea leaves. Tight and strongly twisted, the tea leaves are yellow-greenish in color, not the usual dark green, with a hint of white.
Processing Bai Ji Guan Tea
Bai Ji Guan is semi-oxidized tea with a light to medium oxidation of 25% to 50%. It is a very rare tea when compared to other teas grown in the Wu Yi Region.
Bai Ji Guan tea is quite rare due to low yield of the tea bush, small leaf size and the late spring harvest time. At the same time, there are few tea masters that have the skills to properly process this exquisite tea. Careful processing techniques are used to bring out the natural sweetness and fruitiness of this tea. This is a delicate tea with a mellow flavor that lasts in the mouth.
Wuyi Oolong teas are known for it bold and intense complexities, usually, to take advantage of its true full bodied greatness, Wuyi teas are usually brewed aggressively, some times resulting in too much astringency and overpowering intensity. The Bai Ji Guan has one of the least aggressive nature of all Wuyi Oolongs so we encourage you to enjoy it as if you are sitting in Wuyi Shan drinking tea by the spring!
Don't be afraid to use a bit more leaves and use near boil water for multiple short infusions. For a more classic brew, use a gaiwan (steeping cup). Allow approximately 5-6 grams of leaf and infuse with near-boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Re-steep several times, gradually increasing infusion time. Always adjust time, temperature and quantity of leaves use according to your own preference.Appearance
The shape of the tea leaves are of ordinary Wuyi Oolong but the color is somewhat yellowish green. The name Bai Ji Guan--literally, "white cock's comb" refers to the unique color of the new-grown leaves from the spring harvest: the shape and color of the leaves is said to look like the comb of a cock.One of the most unique teas of Wuyi Shan, Bai Ji Guan contains hints of a chocolate maltiness, a unique light Keemun-like falvor, and a bit of peach, a very delicate after taste and a sence of sweetness, like English coffee. Bai Ji Guan taste is wonderfully complex.
One of the most unique teas of Wuyi Shan, Bai Ji Guan contains hints of a chocolate maltiness, a unique light Keemun-like falvor, and a bit of peach, a very delicate after taste and a sence of sweetness, like English coffee. Bai Ji Guan taste is wonderfully complex.
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