Much like Eastern Beauty, Guy Fei is a bug bitten oolong. However, it is quite different. Gui Fei is usually oxidized at 60%, rolled instead of curled, and is roasted the caramelize the sugars and make the sweetness deeper and more complex.
This particular Guy Fei was processed in lower growing regions of Shan Lin Xi. It wasn't baked until it made its way down to Mingjian. There, it was baked lightly once. Giving it a light bake caramelized the sugars and also retained the high mountain light and floral notes you would expect from a Qing Xin grown in high elevations.
Origin: Shan Lin Xi, Nantou County, Taiwan
Harvest date: April, 2023
Varietal: Qing Xin
Classification: Oolong tea
We Taste: Honey, Magnolia, Nutmeg
Recommended brewing: 5g of tea; 120ml of water 90 degrees celcius
1.5 minute first infusion