Wu Yi Rock Oolongs (Spring 2015)
Shui Jin Gui (lit Golden Water Turtle) is one of the four famous varietals grown in the Wu Yi mountain area. Shui Jin Gui has been grown since the Ming Dynasty, if not earlier. It's a hardy bush but with only moderate-low output. Spring is the best, Autumn tea depending on the weather can be quite decent as well.
Mao Feng is picked as one leaf and one bud and is covered in downy hairs. The taste is more mild than the "Zhen Mei" with more floral and fruit notes. The after-taste and feeling is protracted and pleasant!
The buds are picked in early February and then sun-dried. The flavor is fresh and a little fruity somewhat similiar to a good white tea but more complex flavors. The brewed liquor is whitish and clear, and there is a hint of fresh pine needles in the aroma!