Shui Jin Gui (2021)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Chocolate, Malt, Smoke, Spices, Sweet, Alkaline, Charcoal, Cinnamon, Limestone, Marine, Mineral, Roasty, Smooth, Stonefruit
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Ethan Loke
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “This is my first time trying Shui Jin Gui, or Golden Water Turtle. However, to me, this tea is best described as “weak.” The smell of the dry leaf is wonderful, but the flavor of the liquor is a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A yancha that just barely falls short for me. I got the 2021 harvest of this tea from my OWT order, and it’s good but not good enough. Leaves that were beautiful but quite heavily dusty, rich aroma...” Read full tasting note
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A medium roast Shui Jin Gui. This is from our friend who also supplies our Purple DHP.

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This is my first time trying Shui Jin Gui, or Golden Water Turtle. However, to me, this tea is best described as “weak.” The smell of the dry leaf is wonderful, but the flavor of the liquor is a bit of a let down. It is certainly smooth, but with no mouthfeel, low astringency, and a very very mild flavor, even when brewed with boiling water and longer times.

Harvest: Spring 2021.

Dry leaf: Chocolate.
Wet leaf: Malt.
Flavor: Sweet, spice, smoke.

Flavors: Chocolate, Malt, Smoke, Spices, Sweet

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A yancha that just barely falls short for me. I got the 2021 harvest of this tea from my OWT order, and it’s good but not good enough. Leaves that were beautiful but quite heavily dusty, rich aroma especially in the wet leaf and vibrant liquor. The flavour is decent, good roastiness paired with mineral and fruity notes. Texture is decently smooth as well, with a relatively average character, with average steep variability. Finish & aftertaste is average to decent, nice mineral lingering note. Cha-qi is non-existent, and steep longevity is poor to average, lasting up to steep 8-10.

Flavors: Alkaline, Charcoal, Cinnamon, Limestone, Marine, Mineral, Roasty, Smoke, Smooth, Spices, Stonefruit

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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