Jin Guan Yin or Golden Guan Yin is produced by grafting tie kuan yin and huang jin gu oolong bushes, offering the best of both worlds and a well-balanced oolong. Here the cup is quite layered with the floral notes of wild orchid, osmanthus blossoms, and a hint of mineral with a buttery yellow liquor.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2-3 minutes.
It is believed that tea has been growing in the Fujian area for over 1600 years. The origin place of many important production methods, Fujian is famous for oolong, wuyi yancha, lapsang souchong, and fuzhou jasmine teas. In fact, the processing techniques for three major classes of tea (oolong, white and black) were all developed here.
Fujian is particularly important in the world of oolongs which come from two major regions, Anxi in the south and the Wuyi Mountains in the north. Anxi is the origin of Tie Guan Yin, while Wuyi is responsible for Da Hong Pao and other styles. Wuyi is also famous for its Bohea black tea, and its involvement in the Boston Tea Party.