Golden Jade Oolong (Huang Guan Yin)

Fresh aroma, luscious flavor.

Ever inventive, skilled grafting of a high-grade Tieguanyin Oolong varietal with the early-spring harvest Huang Jin Gui varietal created this aromatic and luscious offering - Golden Jade. The successful graft and propagation of this tea in the not too distant past has resulted in the wonderful taste of a Tieguanyin earlier in the spring season.  Lot # LB-7.

Why we selected this lot.  The leaf is medium size, beautifully shaped and it offers a very fresh & pleasing aroma.  Leaf color is bright green as it is low oxidized.  The tea maker is the same supplier from whom we purchase our various Tieguanyin Oolongs.

Interesting facts about this lot.  This tea is a hybrid - created by grafting the roots of one varietal with the stem and leaves of another.  This lot was grown in the AnXi Region of Fujian Province.  Farm is located at about 800 meters.   

Taste profile.   Made with a deft hand - the natural aroma of the Tieguanyin varietal has been well preserved and is pronounced. Cups to a full-body that is naturally floral and lush, delivering a wonderful note that will linger. Tea is slow to overstep, maintaining a very balanced cup that is perhaps a bit less buttery and more naturally flavored than traditional Tieguanyins. 

Brewing suggestions.  Good water is paramount and bring it to a boil.  We suggest 3-4 grams per 8 ounces of water.  Rinse the leaves briefly, pour this water off and re-infuse and steep for 2 minutes and taste.  The leaves can steep for longer periods for more varied flavors.  These leaves will steep multiple times.  It is good value Oolong and great for sharing with friends and guests.  


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  • 5
    Golden Jade Rocks!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Dec 2015

    I used to get Golden Jade at my local tea shop, but they stopped carrying it. I was very pleased to find it here!

  • 5
    Best Oolong ever!

    Posted by Donna Schepis on 5th May 2015

    I buy teas from a variety of sources. My favorite type of tea is Oolong. This is my favorite by far. Very floral with hint a fruit. Very smooth. Absolutely delicious!

  • 5
    Honey Oolong with a splash of sunshine

    Posted by Doug Holbrook on 25th Sep 2014

    Golden Jade Oolong (Huang Guan Yin) is a surprise, I am on the third steep and it is still delivering an amazing honey flavor with a brightness I can't pick a good word to describe. I love teas that do not require any adulteration and this one is good right out of the pot. One note it does lose the brightness once it cools, I often will use the last cup of a pot over ice in the afternoon, it loses something in translation to cold.