Gui Fei OolongFloating Leaves Tea
Gui Fei Oolong (pronounced gwey-fey) is also sometimes called Honey Oolong. It is bitten by the tea jassid, like Oriental Beauty, which produces a unique honey fragrance. This tea is then rolled into tight balls.
This style of bug bitten oolong was discovered in Dong Ding after the great earthquake that ravaged Taiwan in 1998. In Dong Ding, farmers couldn't get around to processing their oolong until the plants had already been attacked by tea jassids. They may have thought the crop was lost, but decided to make the tea anyway. The result was a Dong Ding-like juiciness with an Oriental Beauty sweetness. A lot of tea stories are like that. There is a disaster or mistake of some kind, and then it turns out that the product of the mistake is delicious!
The broth is a honey golden color, and gives off a sweet fragrance like fruit and honey. Body is light to medium, and the overall feeling is quieter than honey oolongs of the past. Texture is solid and smooth, and develops into a sweet, stimulating aftertaste. The honey fragrance is more obvious when the tea has cooled a bit.
- Harvest Location : Taiwan
- Harvest Date : 2020 April
- Cultivar : Qing Xin Oolong