Shui Jin Gui (Golden Water Turtle)
Taste: Subtle fruity flowery, mineral impression with long aftertaste
The Golden Water Turtle is one of the “Top Five Wuyi Rock Teas”.
The tea is famous because of its unique rock hint and special taste. The quality of this tea depends on two factors. Firstly, the growing environment: The rocky, mineral-rich soil composition of the Wuyishan endows the tea a deep and mineral flavor. Secondly, the traditional, heavy roasting it receives becomes integral to the distinctive flavor of this tea, adding the warm flavor of a low temperature, slow-burning, wood ash ember fire to the inherent flavor of the fresh leaf. This most traditional and characteristic firing gives Golden Water Turtle a long, satisfying finish, and helps to keep the flavor deep inside the leaf.