Shui Jin Gui (水金龜) translates to golden water turtle, and is one of four famous varietals that define rock oolongs (Si Da Ming Cong). This old cultivar history reaches beyond Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and requires great skill and consideration during processing.
Story says that because leaves grow thickly on the bushes, when wind blows their surface shines in the sun and looks like golden turtle swimming in the water. There are many stories and legends explaining where name of this tea comes from.
When hot water hits the leaves, warm and creamy aroma with a hint of fruity sweetness instantly fills up the room. Liquor is sweet, very smooth and extremely thick and coating. Taste starts with warm notes of sweet baked goods, cream and hazelnuts and comes back with fresh fruit Yan Yun.
This tea have very strong Cha Qi, it is very physical and elevating, amazing tea to drink with friends, if you enjoy company of happy people and buzzing conversations.
Season - Spring
Roasting Level - 40-50% (medium)
Roasting Method - Traditional Charcoal Roasting
Processing - Half Handmade (Machine Rolling)
Elevation - Around 500m
Picking - Up To 4 Leaves