“The most interesting aspect of this Gui Fei is definitely its smell. It is very invigorating, sweet and fruity. I could identify hintsof honey, peach, apricot, cloves, nectarine, faint nutmeg and...” Read full tasting note
“I liked this one a lot. I was able to get eight cups and I did not want it to end a lot. It was super sweet and citrusy with a creamy texture and floral background. More will come on this one.” Read full tasting note
“Sil sweetly divided this sample which Alistair was kind enough to include in our somewhat recent group order. This will be my very first time trying a Gui Fei oolong, I think, so I will not...” Read full tasting note
A highly aromatic oolong with a wonderfully sweet honey aroma and taste accompanied by citrus fruit notes of orange blossoms and peach.
Gui Fei is notable as it requires the leaf to be nibbled by leafhoppers just like Oriental Beauty. The tea plant responds by releasing more polyphenols into the leaves, resulting in added sweetness and complexity in the tea.
- No bitterness or astringency
- Smooth texture
- Sweet honey aroma
- Sweet honey taste with citrus fruit notes of orange blossoms and peach
Origin: Phuc Tho, Lam Ha, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam
Cultivar: Jin Xuan
Sourced: Direct from the producer
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 1 teaspoon per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 1-2 minutes
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