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.
“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.” Read full tasting note
“2nd and 3rd infusion...leaves keep expanding more and more. Drastically oversteeped...a little stronger but still quite good” Read full tasting note
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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