Oolong Shui Jing Gui Tea
Oolong Shui Jing Gui Tea
Oolong Shui Jing Gui Tea

Oolong Shui Jin Gui Tea

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The Shui Jin Gui (golden water turtle) Oolong tea is one of the most prized rock teas from the Wuyi Mountains. It comes from the Shui Jin Gui province of the same name in Fujian.

This tea is started to be harvested during the first days of May and has a strong and rich taste, characterized by sweet and mineral notes that are well balanced in both aroma and flavor. The curved-shaped leaves give the infusion a dark amber color.

Tasting - Sight and Smell

Shui Jin Gui oolong tea has long, whole, rolled, slightly curved leaves that are brown in color with mahogany and copper undertones. Once infused, the aromas it releases are reminiscent of black bread, nuts, burnt caramel and slight floral hints. In the cup, the color of the liquor is dark orange with bright amber highlights.

Tasting Notes


The first infusion of Shui Jin Gui oolong tea gives a sweet liqueur of cocoa and black bread, with notes of roasted nuts and molasses. It is with the second infusion that the typical minerality of oolongs from this region emerges, with its distinctive petricore note, followed by intense notes of dark chocolate and pecans. The third and subsequent infusions, on the other hand, have an initial more floral note reminiscent of orchid, while the strength of the chocolate softens, returning to a more cocoa-like hint. The finish is sweet and round, with notes of cocoa and nuts that linger on the palate for a long time.


The first sip of Shui Jin Gui oolong tea already carries with it all the minerality that distinguishes the products of the Wuyi Mountains, with a unique hint of wet rock and charcoal followed by notes of black bread crust, rye bread, mildly spiced sweet cocoa (cinnamon). There is an underlying sweetness reminiscent of maple syrup, accompanied by hints of nuts such as hazelnuts and walnuts. A floral note of orchid comes on the finish, slight and rather fleeting, while the persistence proves long, sweet and mineral. The body is soft and enveloping on the palate, of medium density.

Location of origin

Northern Fujian, China.


The long, curved leaves of Oolong Shui Jin Gui tea are more oxidized and roasted than those of Tie Guan Yin. By "Wuyi tea" we do not mean a single variety of tea, but refer to a type of tea grown in the Wuyi Mountains.

Ingredients: Oolong tea.

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The perfect infusion of Oolong Shui Jin Gui Tea

We recommend Yixing clay accessories or Ru porcelain accessories. Rinse the cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot halfway with tea leaves, or with 2 grams of tea leaves for every 150ml of water, if not using a Yixing teapot.

Let the tea leaves steep in hot water at 95° C for 1 minute for the first and second infusion. Gradually increase the duration of subsequent infusions.

Storage: it is recommended to store Shui Jin Gui oolong tea in a cool, dry and dark place.

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