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High Mountain Gui Fei

High Mountain Gui Fei

£11.50

Simply put...

A beautifully warming oolong with a distinct honey character [MiXian] & lingering fruit, wood & mineral tones.  

Gui Fei, like its more famous neighbour Oriental Beauty, is a bug-bitten tea. Green leaf hoppers (tiny Jassids) nibble on the fresh leaves causes oxidation to start whilst the leaf is still on the stem,  and also stimulates another chemical release. Polyphenolic content is increased in the leaves to ward off invaders and also to begin repair : the increase in polyphenols leads to an increase in tannins, which after processing gives a rich, wild honey aroma and sweetness to this tea.  This tea is made from high mountain leaves - contributing to its multi layered complexity - and has undergone a 3 stage baking process.  

In more depth...

Tea Maker :  Yuwen
Origin / Garden name and location : Shanlinxi
Size of garden :  small
Harvest Time :  June 2020
Cultivar : Qing Xin Oolong
Plucking standard : Taiwanese balled oolong standard
Processing : triple step Gui Fei standard baking

How to prepare tea [Gong Fu Style]

Amount of tea per pot : 5g (1/3 of a pot)

Water temperature: 90 C

Infusion / brewing time: 45 seconds then 20 seconds as desired

There is a depth of flavour that develops over multiple infusions of the same leaves.

Number of infusions: 5

How to enjoy: No sugar, no milk.

How to prepare tea [Western Style]

Amount of tea per cup (200 ml) - 5g (2 teaspoon)

Temperature of water - 80℃ / 176℉

Infusion time - 2 mins 1st infusion, 1 minute subsequent.

Number of infusions - 6+ / 

There is a depth of flavour that develops over multiple infusions of the same leaves.

How to enjoy - No milk, no sugar

Shanlinxi Oolong is a light tea and so is great in the afternoon or as an after dinner drink.


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