The valued benefits gained from drinking Huang jin gui tea are quite similar to those of the other oolong teas, and really all teas that come from the camellia sinensis plant, where all true teas come from.
Huang jin gui tea is a premium oolong tea variety that grows in the Anxi County in the province of Fujian in China. This oolong tea possesses a unique floral and delicate scent that is reminiscent of the osmanthus or honeysuckle flowers. When infused in hot water, this brew emits a yellowish golden color. It is from these that it has earned its name “huang jin gui” which means “golden osmanthus”.
This tea is typically baked using wood charcoal. As such, it has a deeper albeit thinner fragrance.
The leaves of the huang jin gui tea have a curled appearance. Huang jin gui tea is very similar to another tea that grows in Anxi, the ti kuan yin tea, only that huang jin gui undergoes less oxidation.
A cup of huang jin gui tea may be enjoyed by placing about 2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea in a mug of newly-boiled water. Let the mix stand for about 3 minutes. Drain the leaves and then sip slowly.
Huang jin gui tea is abundant in antioxidant polyphenols and it is from these substances that most of its health benefits are derived from.
The following are healthy positives gained from this brew:
- Known to enhance and strengthen the immune system.
- Could decrease the risks of developing cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attack.
- Thought to reduce the risk for tumors and cancer.
- Used to help increase energy levels.
- Useful aid in facilitating good metabolism.
- Said to help build strong teeth.
- Believed to help enhance bone density.
- May help reduce the risk for inflammation-related ailments.
- May assist in fighting damages related to aging.
- Might aid in the overall efforts to fight diabetes.