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Shui Jin Gui Oolong Tea

Shui Jin Gui Oolong Tea

(rating: 4.5 out of 5)

Shui Jin Gui Oolong Tea is One of Wuyi top tea, Shui Jin Gui, which means "Golden Turtle." According to Chinese legends, Shui Jin Gui tea plant is a transformation of a turtle god. Despite achieving godhood after a thousand years of meditation, the turtle god soon felt discontented as his hard effort as the Heaven’s Tea Gardener was not appreciated. One morning, he awoke to the noise of tea farmers celebrating their harvest of first flush tea leaves happily. Upon seeing this, the turtle god realised that he would be better appreciated as a tea plant and thus he gave up his immortality to become the Shui Jin Gui tea plant.

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Other names:
Golden Turtle, Golden Marine Turtle

Strong and rich tea with a very slight hint of fruity aroma.

Dark and slightly curled tea leaves. Shui Jin Gui infusion yields lighter green-amber color liquod.

Wuyi Shan, Fujian Province

Brewing Guide:
We recommend using purple clay or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 - 3 grams (approx 1/10 oz) of tea leaves (1-2 teaspoons) for every 225ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 95°c (203°F) for 1-2 minutes for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing.


excellent wuyi oolong, a little bit lighter than da honng pao, with a toasty note

Sergio (10/6/2007)

This is one of the first teas that I have ordered from this company. I found it to have a pleasant mild taste and really great colour and smell. I am no expert about teas but I like this one enough that I would order it again rather than buy something else at the local tea shop.

Tyler (10/28/2007)

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