Huang Jin Gui Oolong Spring Harvest 2009
We are excited to offer a wonderful early harvest Huang Jin Gui oolong from Anxi county of Fujian Province. This is the first oolong to be harvested for the spring season in Anxi, home of some of China’s most famous Oolong teas. 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 March, 2009. Not to be missed!