Bai Ji Guan, also called White Cockscomb in English, is regarded as one of the most famous oolong teas. Together with Da Hong Pao, Shui Jin Gui, Tie Luo Han, it is a member of Si Da Ming Cong (the four famous Wuyi Oolong tea bushes).
Legend goes that one day a monk saw a rooster sacrifice its life while protecting its child from an eagle. He was moved by the rooster’s courage and then buried its dead body in the ground. However, after a few days, a tea bush grew from the spot where the rooster was buried. In the memory of the rooster, the monk gave the name of White Cockscomb to the tea bush.
The fresh leaves of the tea are dark green. The brewed tea has a greenish gold color and a sweet aroma. The taste of the tea is sweet and uniquely fruity with a lingering mellow fruit and honey note aftertaste.
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