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Shui Jin Gui

Water Turtle

Oolong Tea from China

One of the four most famous Yan Cha (“cliff and boulder” teas) of the Wuyi Shan region.

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One of the four most famous Yan Cha (“cliff and boulder” teas) of the Wuyi Shan region. This complex yet clean tea has distinct fruity and floral notes with hints of cacao and toast.

This tea is a favourite when brewed using the small teapot method with each infusion revealing a distinctly unique layer and aroma.  

Oolong teas from the Wuyi mountains are also known as “cliff and boulder” teas due to the rocky terrain in and around the tea gardens giving the teas a mineral flavour.

Origin: Shui Lian dong, Wuyi Shan, Fujian province, China

Flavour profile: Fruity-floral | Toast | Mineral

Processing: The picking standard is 3 open leaves that are plucked and sorted by hand. The leaves undergo outdoor withering and are oxidised to around 70%. Our Shui Jin Gui is roasted over charcoal 3 times resulting in a medium baking level. The tea bushes are approximately 40 years old. 

Harvest: 28.04.2022

Cultivar: Shui jin Gui

Tea Master: Ms. Chen

Minbei oolongs grow North of the Min River in the Fujian province. Yan Cha or “rock teas” is the name that represents Wuyi Shan teas grown in this territory. Their unique terroir contributes to their “yan yun” or rock rhyme that Wuyi oolongs are famed for.

Elevation: 500m

A layered, semi-sweet tea that has distinct fruity and flowery flavours. Toasty, nutty, cacao and spice notes reveal themselves to leave a smooth coating on the palate, along with the recognisable mineral flavour of a Wuyi tea.

Due to its lighter flavour profile this tea pairs particularly well with food such as spicy pork and chicken dishes, cheese, spiced desserts and stone fruit. It also makes a perfect tea to finish a meal with it's creamy and semi-sweet flavour profile.

Try this tea with a Gruyère cheese or a spiced doughnut.

Leaf appearance: Medium, open twisted brown-black leaves with touches of red

Aroma: An aromatic bouquet of flowers, fruits and spice with notes of cacao and toast

Liquor colour: Brilliant orange-red

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Rinse your oolong tea prior to drinking by pouring hot water over the leaves and discarding this first infusion. This flash rinse wakes the leaves up enabling the aromas and flavours to be better extracted. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 2-3g / 150mL 85˚C-90˚C 2-3 min 2-3
Gong Fu Cha 4-6g / 100mL 85˚C-90˚C First brew: 35s Subsequent: 50-80s 6+