Shui Jin Gui ‘Golden Water Turtle' Wuyi Oolong Rock Tea 250g

Shui Jin Gui ‘Golden Water Turtle' Wuyi Oolong Rock Tea 250g


A famed Wuyi Oolong with a complex flavour of sweet plum & minerals with rich and soft mouthfeel. Robust and powerful cha qi. Perfectly balanced, medium roasted.

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One box contains 32 packs of approximately 8gram each.

Tea enthousiasts who drink our Shui Jin Gui for the first time, will like its softness on the sides of the mouth as well as an unique kind of sweetness. Its fruity and subtle amount of citrus notes reminds one of plums, interestingly contrasting the more common orchid aroma of most other teas from Wuyishan.

The minerality is perfectly balanced: it's robust, yet not losing any complexity. The careful withering, rolling and slow and subtle hand roasting combined with continuous monitoring, is a testimony of great craftsmanship and dedication.

Shui Jin Gui: One of The 4 Famous Wuyi Rock Teas

This oolong tea is one of the 4 famous wuyi rock teas from Fujian. The other three are Tie Luo Han, Ba Ji Guan, and Da Hong Pao.

Other Facts about 'Golden Water Turtle' Oolong

  • Historical documents show that it has at least been grown since the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644).
  • Shui Jin Gui is one of the 4 famous varietal (‘Ming Cong’) of the Wu Yi tea region.
  • Its name ‘Golden Water Turtle’ refers to the hunched over form of the tea bush. The leaves are round with highly visible vins like the shell of a turtle.
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Steeping time Gaiwan / yixing teapot: 1 x rinse; 10s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, etc
Steeping temperature 95 °C - 205 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 8 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) n/a
Harvest Year 2021
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Wuyi Mountain
Tea Province Fujian
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 水金龟

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