Yellow Gold (Huang Jin Gui)

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Oolong Tea
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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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  • “This tea is light, sweet and refreshing. I have found that I tend to overbrew oolongs and get a rather rubbery taste, but this one seems to be more forgiving. It has that honeysuckle sweetness that...” Read full tasting note
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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 starts with a fruity flavour that gradually becomes more sweetly floral. Yellow Gold’s delicious, easy-drinking nature and affordable price make it a much sought-after oolong tea.

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.

About Canton Tea Co View company

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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234 tasting notes

This tea is light, sweet and refreshing. I have found that I tend to overbrew oolongs and get a rather rubbery taste, but this one seems to be more forgiving. It has that honeysuckle sweetness that can replace cakes and puddings for me, while not being as strong and cloying as some of the sweeter teas can get. There is a decent level of depth to the flavour, although I am struggling to work out just what I am tasting. It’s floral and sweet and leaves a leaves a lovely honey sweetness in the mouth afterwards. Although it does not blow me away completely, this is a tea to return to whenever the mood takes.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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