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One of the 4 Famous Bushes of Wu Yi Oolong-Bai Ji Guan(White Cockscomb)-#1

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Bai Ji Guan tea bush is one of the 4 famous Wu Yi's tea bushes. Among all the Wu Yi teas, Bai Ji Guan is the rarest.

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Legend has it that the name of this marvelous tea (White Cockscomb) was given by a monk in memorial of a courageous rooster that sacrificed his life while protecting his baby from an eagle.Touched by the display of courage and love, the monk buried the rooster and from that spot, the Bai Ji Guan tea bush grew.

Today, Bai Ji Guan tea bush is one of the 4 famous Wu Yi's tea bushes. Among all the Wu Yi teas, Bai Ji Guan is the rarest. This is because it requires great skill and effort to produce this magnificent tea and there are not many tea masters that can do it properly today, to begin with. One error and the tea leaves could turn dark-brown like other Wu Yi teas.

And from these handfuls of skilled tea masters, only a few of them are willing to process Bai Ji Guan tea.

Its wonderful complex taste and rarity makes it one of the most treasured Oolong in the world.

  • Weight Loss
  • Cholesterol
  • Energy and Metabolism
  • Prevention of heart disease and strokes
  • Fighting the aging process
  • Preventing Cancer and help with infections
  • Promoting healthy bones and skin
  • Reducing the effects stress has on the body
  • Reduce the effects of hypertension
  • Reduce the effects of Type II Diabetes.

Wu Yi Tea's Natural Anti-Aging Process

Oolong tea has a substance called Polyphenol, which is a natural antioxidant that comes in the tea. Many signs of aging include dark spots, wrinkled skin, roughness and related blemishes-people have reported a decrease of these symptoms with regular drinking of wu long tea. Polyphenols are powerful compounds that have antioxidant abilities that have been reported to reversed environmental effects of aging. While it won't literally make you stop aging, it can reverse it's toll or slow the process. A polyphenal that aids in this process is called Catechins. It destroys free radicals in your body that increases aging.

Free radicals are caused by things like pollution, smoke, eating, drugs, and even sunlight exposure. Drinking wu yi tea regularly can help reverse the effect from these environmental factors.

Another Polyphenol in Oolong tea is called EGCG, which stands fro Epigallocatenchin gallete. It's like vitamin C or E but much more strong. This also aids in destroying free radicals throughout the entire body. Other antioxidants in the tea include thearubigin and theaflavin that aid in the oxidization process.

Typically, a cup of authentic wu yi tea hs between 20 and 40 mg of polyphenols. This is more than most vegitabls that are considered high on antioxidants. There are a few varieties of Oolong tea, but most of them have the same health and weight loss benefits that aid in preventing or reversing aging.

Wu Yi Tea Weight Loss

If you're looking for a completely natural, safe way to lose weight, you should consider drinking Wu-Yi tea. Many people from China and other Asian countries have been using the tea for weight management and other health benefits for centuries. Drinking the tea rarely does little to help, but drinking it regularly throughout the day can have a dramatic effect on your health and weight.

How it works is this: a substance called Polyphenol is in wu yi tea. What this substance does it activate an enzyme that dissolves triglycerides. All oolong tea has this, as well as green and black tea. However, Oolong tea has a higher dose of it to increase weight loss more than green tea. The result is weight loss and a boosted metabolism.

A 2003 study was published in the Journal of Medical investigation. it was titled "Oolong Tea Increases Energy Metabolism in Japanese Females." The study showed that women who drank wu yi tea had a higher rate of weight loss. In the study there was a group of 120 Japanese woman who drank oolong tea for six weeks. Another group drank green tea and another group drank water. The study found that women who drank wu yi tea directly after a meal had 10% more energy. Green tea increases energy by 4% and water did not increase energy at all.

So you're probably wondering... how much weight can you lose by drinking Wu Yi Tea?

That depends on your physical build, how much you drink the tea, how much you eat, and a score of other factors. However, many people report losing between 10 and 20 pounds by drinking 3 to 4 cups a day. Regardless of all the factors, it is evident that wu yi tea will help you in your weight loss endeavors.

That being said, the tea has not been approved by the FDA for weight loss; that does not mean, however, that its ineffective. Studies have shown a correlation between wu yi oolong tea consumption and an increased metabolism and weight loss. It's been part of the Chinese culture for centuries.



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Chinese Name 白鸡冠(bái jī guān)
Other Names Bai Ji Guan, White Cockscomb
Grade Premium
Shape Bar Shape
Growing Area Wu Yi Shan(Mt.Wuyi), Fujian Province of China
Harvest Period Around Gu Yu, April 20th.
Processing Technique Semi-fermenting Tea, Kill Green(Deactivation)→Rolling and Kneading→Desiccation(Baking)
Appearance The shape of the tea leaves are of ordinary Wuyi Oolong but the color is somewhat yellowish green. The name Bai Ji Guan--literally, "white cock's comb" refers to the unique color of the new-grown leaves from the spring harvest: the shape and color of the
Aroma Traditional floral aroma with slight corn aroma.
Liquor Bright amber color, gold and clear.
Tasting Notes One of the most unique teas of Wuyi Shan, Bai Ji Guan contains hints of a chocolate maltiness, a unique light keemun-like flavor, and a bit of peach, a very delicate after taste and a sense of sweetness, like English coffee. Bai Ji Guan taste is wonderful
Teaware Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Gong Fu Tea-set, Piao Yi Tea Maker, Zi Sha(Purple Clay Pot)
Water Temperature 90℃(194℉)~95℃(203℉)
Steeping Instructions Warm the teapot(Gaiwan)→Add tea leaves→Moisturize and wash the leaves with hot water then pour out the liquid immediately→Add hot water and steep for 10-20 secs for the first infusions.Gradually extend the steeping time for the next infusions.
Storage Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.
Country of Manufacture China
Price $27.50
Packing & Weight 50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.


  1. Review by Benson Smyth

    Finally got to try my very first white cockscomb oolong! I knew that this was something different-compared with other oolongs.
    It (Posted on 1/18/2016)

  2. the Wu-Yi , Bai Ji Guan, thats was impressive definitely my first time trying a Wu-Yi Review by Andreas

    Here it comes the Wu-Yi , Bai Ji Guan, thats was impressive definitely my first time trying a Wu-Yi, its was nice intense in the beginning with the distinct hints if oolong and fragrance , and then later on it got sweet with a distinct taste of plumpness as a good everyday puerh sheng , of course it doesn't have the depth of the 8 years old puerh tea but still brings up that sweet shallow taste compare to a puerh tea of plumpness ,As an everyday tea though its quite special, i ve drunk it twice till now but i would like to re try it so i can find more fragrance and taste in it!
    (Posted on 12/10/2015)

  3. Review by Randall Eriksson

    This tea definitely is something totally different from other wuyi oolong I know and I love it! (Posted on 1/26/2014)

  4. Flavors: Almond, Corn Husk, Cream, Green, Honey, Mineral, Tangy, Vanilla Review by Lion

    The dry leaves of this Wuyi Oolong are very different from other Wuyi Oolongs. They are yellow and olivine in color, rather than the heavily roasted leaves that are usually brown or black. From what I can tell, this tea is not heavily roasted like most other Wuyis. The leaves smell fruity like raisins. I’ve decided to brew this tea in my Yixing pot, which is seasoned for lighter Taiwanese oolongs with a fruity/floral/creamy slant. This should add to the flavor of the pot nicely from what I can gather, despite this is not in the same type of teas I usually brew in this yixing pot. The leaves of this oolong came in a tin and were wrapped in a very thin plastic lining inside the tin. They were packed in very well without much room to move, nor had they been crushed and there were practically no broken pieces of leaf whatsoever. These are very well handled leaves.

    DO NOT…. I repeat, DO NOT RINSE THIS TEA. Drink the first infusion. It is where almost all of the most amazing flavor of this tea is. Even a single flash infusion discarded will rid this tea of its most incredible qualities. You’ll be missing out on the reason it is so good. Trust me. Drink the first infusion.

    The smell of the leaves after sitting for a minute in the warm Yixing pot is heavenly. It mostly smells of toasted almonds and honey, or an almost horchata kind of smell, creamy and mildly spiced. After a 10 second infusion, the leaves smell fruity again, with notes of fig and plum and a strong mineral smell that is to be expected from a Wuyi rock oolong. The tea is a subdued yellow and looks slightly hazy, not cloudy. It isn’t as if there is particulate floating in the tea, it is more like the haze you see from tiny fluffy hairs floating in the liquor of really downy teas.

    The tea smells like warm vanilla pudding. The flavor is incredibly complex, with a little more tanginess and mineral quality than i’d expect. It contrasts the aroma so that as you take sips and breathe in between, you get an alternation between the sweet vanilla cream scent and the mildly vegetal corn-like, nutty, creamy, yet slightly tangy tasting tea.

    Legend has it that this tea gets its name (which means White Cockscomb) from a moment in time when a monk witnessed a rooster fight an eagle to defend its baby. The rooster, sadly, did not live. In memory of the rooster’s brave sacrifice, the monk buried the rooster’s body in respect and a tea tree sprouted and grew from that spot. This was the first Bai Ji Guan tree, from which all others today are derived.

    If ever a tea legend seemed palpable to me, it’s this one. This tea is so complex and graceful, it feels like it could be an expression of a beautiful spirit, a legendary rooster’s swansong. The nature of it is unlike any other food or drink I have experienced. It is otherworldly.

    It can be difficult as a tea reviewer to not get caught up in the hype and reputations of a tea, especially when it comes with a serious price tag (shipping costs considered, this tea was close to $1 a gram). It can be hard not to want a tea to be good so badly due to all this that you actually perceive it as something more pristine than it is.

    But there are teas that come in huge bags for a few bucks that are incredible, and there are teas that come in small tins for a large sum that are incredible. I try not to consider these things at all when I sit down to have a tea. I clear my mind and focus on the tea alone, not how I got it or what I’ve heard of it. All that considered, this tea is an exceptional work of art on its own.

    The second infusion is the same color as the first, with a lot more mineral quality emerging. The brew still smells a bit of vanilla but the flavor of it is more on the tart and tangy side, similar to pineapple or other fruits that are slightly astringent. There’s still a backdrop of cream and nuts, but it is in the background now below the mineral and tangier flavors.

    The third infusion is similar to the second, but even more mineral-heavy, tasting more like a roasted oolong, though with the yellow color of the infusion I don’t think this is very heavily roasted tea. The leaves have brewed up a nice green color with red-brown tinged edges.

    Over the next few infusions the mineral taste remained strong, but by the sixth or so it died off to a light and fruity taste with a syrupy consistency, like white wine, sharing some of the flavor profile of second flush Darjeeling teas, especially with the hints of grape.

    While I think the first infusion is the real show-stealer with this tea, it’s still a nice journey and one I definitely recommend if you can afford it (or rack up some Green Points to spend on it on ESGreen, like I did, or go halfsies with a friend).

    Flavors: Almond, Corn Husk, Cream, Green, Honey, Mineral, Tangy, Vanilla
    (Posted on 1/1/1970)

  5. Review by Randall Eriksson

    This tea definitely is something totally different from other wuyi oolong I know and I love it! (Posted on 1/1/1970)

  6. Review by Benson Smyth

    Finally got to try my very first white cockscomb oolong! I knew that this was something different-compared with other oolongs.
    It’s a wonderful experience steeping with it. Special floral, nutty but smooth taste feeling, linger refreshing after taste... (Posted on 1/1/1970)

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