Huang Guan Yin #105 - 2017 Ban Yan Wuyi Oolong Loose Leaf Tea
Our 2017 Ban Yan
Huang Guan Yin Oolong Tea comes from a small, family owned tea garden in the mountains of Wuyi. Ban yan trees grow around the edge of the zheng yan area and are called half-rock teas. Ban yan teas have very similar flavors and aromas to zheng yan teas but the different micro-climate does have an affect. The tea trees are grown in the shallow soil atop rock with high mineral content. Water flowing down the mountain to the trees brings even more minerals giving these teas an amazing and unique flavor. The space inside the zheng yan area is very limited and necessitates the growing of some trees be done outside of it.
Huang Guan Yin is a cross between two Anxi oolong cultivars: Huang Jin Gui (Yellow-Gold Osmanthus) and Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy). It was created in 2003 by the Fujian Tea Research Institute in Wuyishan and given the serial number 105 so it is sometimes called Number 105. It also has the name
Yellow Goddess of Mercy. It is processed the same as other Wuyi rock teas.
Harvested on June 5th, 2017, this loose leaf Huang Guan Yin was processed completely by hand except for sorting. It has been twisted into strips and medium roasted over lychee charcoal. Lychee charcoal produces no smoke and adds no flavor. The smooth, floral, creamy flavor of the tea gives an extremely long lasting aftertaste. This cultivar is never grown in the zheng yan region.
If familiar with Tie Guan Yin tea (Iron Goddess of Mercy), Huang Guan Yin can be an excellent introduction to roasted teas as the flavor is somewhat similar.
Our 2017 Ban Yan Huang Guan Yin Oolong rock tea will give strong, clear brews at least 8 times.
Suggested Additives: None.
Caffeine Content: Medium.
Antioxidant Level: High.
This tea is packaged in thick, bpa-free plastic bags with a reusable zipper top to keep your tea fresh. One side is black, the other side clear. All bags are heat sealed.