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Shui Jin Gui (水金龟)

The name means "golden water turtle". Shui Jin Gui is one of the five famous bushes of Wuyishan traditional tea. The tea is native to Niu Lang Keng.

Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea, p360[1]

Growing Characteristics: The tree is medium size and densely branching. The leaves grow horizontally with a long oblong leaf shape, 8.2 to 9.6 cm long and 3.4 to 3.9 cm wide. The leaf color is green ,with a slightly raised surface, and shiny luster. The leaves slightly curl inwards with a straight to somewhat wavy leaf edge. The leaf tip is pointed and the teeth slightly sharp and shallow. [1]

Tea Character: The dry tea is green and brown, oily. The taste is thick and sweet, smooth and refreshing. The soup is clear and orange. Spring tea produced from one bud and two leaves contains tea polyphenols 28.35, amino acids 3.5%, caffeine 5.1%, flavinoids 0.65%, and water 41.1%.[1]

Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea, p361 [1]

References

  1. Scans and figures from "Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea" pages 360 and 361.