Origin: Wuyi Shan, China Cultivar: Bai Ji Guan (White Rooser Crest) Harvest: mid-May 2018 Picking Standard: 1 young leaf, 2 full leaves Tea Master: Shi Ying
Also called "White Cockscomb", this cultivar is named for the light color of the new leaves, resembling a white rooster comb. This variety of rock oolong is one of the four famous, ancient varieties from this region. It is hard to find because the yield is low due to small leaf size and late harvest. The leaves are light and delicate and therefore only lightly roasted to preserve their flavor.
While brewing, notice the thin and silky texture of the leaves. The cup color is vibrant orange. When the leaves open during brewing, their red edges become visible, showing the slight amount of oxidation usually not visible in other rock oolong teas.