Golden Jade Oolong - Huang Guan Yin

Aromatic, lush, floral flavors.

Ever inventive, skilled grafting of a high-grade Tieguanyin oolong varietal with the early-spring harvest Huang Jin Gui cultivar 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 # 2.

Lot Notes
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.

Tea Facts
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. Lot was harvested in April 2020

Tasting Notes
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
    Wonderful floral notes that linger

    Posted by DS on 3rd Mar 2021

    This fresh spring harvest is amazing! I have so many varieties of Oolong, but I can't stop drinking this one everyday!

  • 2
    Not the best harvest

    Posted by Donna Schepis on 24th Apr 2019

    I bought this tea back in 2015 and it was terrific. it was still drinking good until about 6 months ago and is now staring to loose it's flavor. pretty good for 3 1/2 years. You were out of stock for a long time. I was finally able to buy some in early 2018. I bought a 1lb. It was a little disappointing, but still good...but I know that teas change due to climate conditions. I guess this was from Spring 2017?? I have about 1/3 of a bag left and it's losing it's flavor. I bought smaller bags in Nov. of 2018 and just opened one. It hardly has a taste. The description just says that it was harvested early spring. Was that of 2018 or 2017? For most Taiwan Oolongs, Spring 2018 was an amazing harvest. The best since 2015. I will not buy this tea again unless I have the option to receive or buy a sample. It was my favorite tea from Silk Road. I no longer like buying teas unless I know the specific harvest season and date.

  • 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.