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Heritage Golden Buddha

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Heritage Golden Buddha

  • 漢字 武夷金佛岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, dried fruit, rich

    漢字 武夷金佛岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, dried fruit, rich

    A new Wuyi oolong cultivar developed over a decade ago by the Wuyishan Tea Research Institute, Golden Buddha was created to highlight the sweet, creamy characteristics of Wuyi Oolong.

    Our Heritage Golden Buddha is thus a marrying of new and old – a fairly new varietal crafted using very traditional methods. Harvested in mid-May, the tea was first sun and shade-withered, then rolled, bruised and oxidized to 50% before a quick pan-roasting to halt the oxidation. The resulting maocha was then given a heritage roast over smoldering longan fruitwood charcoal.

    The charcoal roast adds an extra layer of complexity to an already delicious tea. Initial infusions highlight the roast itself, with pronounced notes of burnt caramel. The true character of the tea reveals itself on subsequent brews: sweet cream, brown butter and graham cracker pie crust, with a sweet finish that brings to mind the caramelized crust of a crème brûlée.

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    1g per 1oz at 195°F for 2m

    This brewing method is ideal for Wuyi Oolongs and robust black teas, producing a rich and satisfying brew while maintaining a smooth texture and finish.

    Learn the fundamentals of tea brewing and master your technique here.