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Huang Jin Gui

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200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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From Norbu Tea

  • Varietal: Huang Jin Gui
  • Alternate Names: Royal Golden Turtle, Golden Osmanthus
  • Harvest: Fall, 2009
  • Growing Region: Anxi County, Fujian
  • Roast: Heat dried, no roasting
  • Vacuum Sealed into 50 gram portions
  • 10% off orders of 2 to 4 × 50g bags (100-200 g); 15% off orders of 5 or more x 50g bags (250g or more).

The name of this particular tea cultivar is Huang Jin Gui, which roughly translates to “Royal Golden Turtle.” (FYI: Some refer to this particular tea cultivar as “Golden Osmanthus” in English)

Huang Jin Gui has a distinctive smoothness and a more pronounced and lingering “Hui Gan” (aftertaste) than some high grade Tie Guan Yin oolongs from the same region. It posesses lovely & distinct floral overtones, but this tea is less overtly “Lilac-flowery” & bittersweet than the high grade Tie Guan Yin oolongs that we offer. A true treat that was harvested in late September, 2009. Not to be missed!

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311 tasting notes

A lovely gongfu cha session with this tea today—sweet, floral, still, arm, sunny. Not as many infusions as the best TGYs, but still wonderful.

195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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6770 tasting notes

2nd and 3rd infusion…leaves keep expanding more and more. Drastically oversteeped…a little stronger but still quite good

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