Huang Jin Gui Wu Long
Yellow Gold Oolong
Other names: Hunag Jin Gui Wu Long, Golden Osmanthus Oolong
Huang Jin Gui means Golden Osmanthus, so called because its yellowish green leaves produce a golden liquor and it has a distinct Osmanthus flower-like aroma. It is a high-grown tea from Fujian that starts with a fruity flavour but becomes more sweetly floral.
This is one of the four famous Anxi Oolongs (like Tie Guan Yin) but it is made from the top leaves of the first spring harvest in Anxi County. These leaves can be infused several times and the character changes with each brew. It has become hugely sought-after due to its delicious easy-drinking nature and its affordable price.
Read more about Huang Jin Gui oolong tea in Canton Tea School
Origin Anxi County, Fujian Province
Harvest Date Spring – April 2010 pre Qing-Ming (first pick)
Leaf Appearance The leaves are loosely balled and twisted mostly pale golden-green.
Aroma A sweet floral Osmanthus-like fragrance
Liquor The liquor is a bright gold.
Tasting Notes Smooth, easy-drinking, everyday tea with fruit in the first infusion moving to soft floral notes with the following ones..
Quick Brewing Instructions Use about 2 tsp per cup (200ml) and brew around 85°C (185°F), allow to steep for 2-3 minutes and infuse at least 3 times