Golden Osmanthus – Tea Angle
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Golden Osmanthus

Type: Oolong Tea

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Type: Oolong Tea
Origin: Anxi, Fujian province, China

The Golden Osmanthus, or Huang Jin Gui (黄金桂) Oolong tea is a ball-rolled Oolong from Anxi County in Southern Fujian, and is the lesser known cousin of the famous Iron Goddess (or Tie Guan Yin) Oolong tea. It's more floral flavour characteristics is what gives this tea its name.


A gentle grain-like aroma followed by sweet flavour notes of toasted rice with floral hints. A medium to full bodied tea with a satisfying mouth-fill and a floral after-taste of Osmanthus flowers.


Gaiwan Gong-Fu style (preferred method)

Leaf weight 5g per 60 – 150ml of water
 95 degrees Celsius
 10 – 15secs per infusion* (up to 6 infusions)

*First infusion is a quick 3 – 5 sec rinse and isn't drunk.


Oolong teapot Teapot steep

Leaf weight 5g per 300ml of water
Water temperature 95 degrees Celsius
Time 3mins

Cold brew Cold Brew

Leaf weight 5g per 500ml of water
Water temperature Cold water
Time 10hrs in the fridge


Proper tea storage is super important. Improper storage leads to flat, flavourless and potentially weird tasting tea. So as a rule of thumb, keep your tea leaves in an airtight container (the less air inside the better) and away from heat, light, moisture and strong odours.

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