Shui Jin Gui (水金龟, Shuǐ Jīn Guī) literally called Golden Water Turtle is a kind of Chinese oolong tea. It is native to the Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province. Shui Jin Gui is also a kind of Wuyi rock tea and is one of the Wuyi Si Da Ming Cong.
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History of Shui Jin Gui
Shui Jin Gui became famous in the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912). It is said that the tea trees of Shui Jin Gui were originally growing the Tian Xin Yan, which is one of the tea-producing areas in Wuyi Mountain and is also the production area of Da Hong Pao.
One day, it rained heavily in Wuyi Mountain. The rain caused the collapse of the side bank of the tea garden at the peak of Tian Xin Yan. The Shui Jin Gui tea trees were washed to the rock crevices in Niu Lan Keng by the flood. Niu Lan Keng is also one of the tea-producing areas in Wuyi Mountain.
Then the local tea farmers surrounded the tea trees with rocks and soil and planted them again. Because the branches of the tea trees were interlaced, which looked like the pattern on the back of the turtle. So the tea farmers called it Shui Jin Gui. Shui means “water”, Jin means “gold”, and Gui means “turtle”.
Larter, the tea farmers of Tian Xin Yan and Niu Lan Keng sued many times for those tea trees, which cost a lot of money, so sometimes it is called “lawsuit tea”. Since then, Shui Jin Gui has become more famous.
Characteristics of Shui Jin Gui
The picking time of Shui Jin Gui is in the middle of May every year. The shape of the finished Shui Jin Gui is fat and loose. Its color is black with brown. The color of its tea liquid is orange-yellow or golden yellow and it looks bright and clear.
The fragrance of Shui Jin Gui is like that of wintersweet and it is long-lasting and strong. This is an important reason why Shui Jin Gui is famous. The taste of Shui Jin Gui is strong, sweet, and aftertaste. Smooth taste is an obvious characteristic of Shui Jin Gui.
Benefits of Shui Jin Gui
Shui Jin Gui has a lot of benefits. Drinking a cup of Shui Jin Gui for long-term office workers has a refreshing effect, which can alleviate fatigue and improve work efficiency.
For people who don’t exercise for a long time, their physique is easy to get fat. Shui Jin Gui has the effects of lowering blood lipids and lowering cholesterol, so it can achieve the effect of weight loss.
There are also some natural antioxidants in Shui Jin Gui, which can delay skin aging and reduce wrinkles and spots.
Shui Jin Gui can relieve cough and phlegm and has a good effect on bronchitis.
Benefits of Shui Jin Gui:
- Weight loss
- Eliminate fatigue
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower blood lipids
- Relieve cough and phlegm