Wuyi Rock Tea - Shui Jin Gui

Our elegant and sumptuous Shui Jin Gui or ‘Golden Water Turtle’ Wu Yi Tea has a complex and silky, sweet potato and caramel with a bit of spice thrown in flavour that leaves a floral after taste that has no bitterness at all. The aroma is like strong dark chocolate.

Shui Jin Gui is one of the four original and famous varietals of Wu Yi Rock Tea. It is also one of the bushes were originally found on the slopes of the Gezhai Peak in Niulan Keng, Wuyi Mountain. Because the tea leaves grow very thickly and the surface of the leaves glitter under the sunlight, it looks like a golden turtle swimming in water, thus the name of Shui Jin Gui was given to these bushes. The teas are harvested in the middle of May every year, two to three leaves are plucked, fresh leaves are deep green with a bit redness.