Wu Yi Shan "Huang Qi" Rock Oolong Tea * Spring 2018

$7.00 USD

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop

This variety was developed by the Institute of Tea Research, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences from 1972 to 1993, and was selected from the natural hybrids of Huang Yan 黄棪 (aka Huang Jin Gui) and Bai Qi Lan 白奇兰. In 1994, the Fujian Provincial Crop Variety Approval Committee approved the provincial variety. Due to the early emergence of buds and the more prominent aromas.


The plants are taller, the tree posture is half open, and the leaves are horizontal. Leaves oval, green leaves, rich luster, micro-uplift leaves, leaf edge is serrated, flat leaf, tip acuminate, leaf teeth more blunt and shallow thin, thick and crisp leaf quality. Yellow, green shoots, less hair, a bud of three-leaf hundred bud weight 65.0g. Corolla diameter 4.4cm, petals 6-7 petals, ovary with few hairs, styles 3-lobed.


The buds have strong fertility, dense germination, and strong tenderness. One sample of two buds of spring tea contains about 3.5% amino acids, 32.8% of tea polyphenols, 18.4% of catechins, and 5.2% of caffeine. Suitable for making oolong tea and green tea. The production of oolong tea and spring tea is suitable for mid-April, and the tight cords are densely packed and the color is brownish green. It has the characteristics of the “Qi Lan” variety, which is mellow, fresh and cool, and has a high production rate, when planted in deep garden soil.

Our "Huang Qi" offering is harvested from 12 to 16 year old tea bushes growing naturally in Wu Yi Shan area.  The tea is painstakingly processed over two months with several stages of roasting and resting.  The result is a full bodied tea with sweet and mineral character and lovely penetrating honey aroma.  This is a tea that is suitable for longer term aging and can be stored is kept airtight and in a cool dry place.

该品种由福建省农科院茶叶研究所于1972~1993年从棪与白兰的自然杂交后代中单株选育而成。1994年福建省农作物品种审定委员会审定为省级品种。由于芽期早,香型较突出,近几年在我市作为早芽种栽培。
植株较高大,树姿半开张,叶片呈水平状着生。叶椭圆形,叶色绿,富光泽,叶面微隆起,叶缘微波,叶身平,叶尖渐尖,叶齿较钝浅稀,叶质较厚脆。芽叶绿色,茸毛少,一芽三叶百芽重65.0g。花冠直径4.4cm,花瓣6—7瓣,子房茸毛少,花柱3裂。
芽叶生育力强,发芽较密、持嫩性强。春茶一芽二叶干样约含氨基酸3.5%、茶多酚32.8%、儿茶素总量18.4%、咖啡碱5.2%。适制乌龙茶、绿茶。制乌龙茶、春茶适采期4月中旬,条索紧结重实,色泽褐绿润,具有“兰”类品种特征香型,滋味醇厚鲜爽,制优率高。宜选择土层深厚的园地种植。