Today we will be introducing the Imperial Golden Cassia (御用黄金桂), one of the most popular Chinese teas in Tea Chapter with our foreign guests.
The Imperial Golden Cassia is a higher quality variant of the standard Golden Cassia tea. It is a lightly fermented Oolong Tea (blue tea) which is light in both taste and color, coupled with a fragrant Osmanthus aroma.
Discovered in Anxi village, Fujian, China sometime between 1850 and 1860, Golden Cassia Chinese tea and its variants are made from oolong tea shoots, which produces a golden yellow color during the brewing stage, hence its name. An alternative name for the Golden Cassia, used in Zhao An, China is “Eight Immortals Tea”(八仙茶).
One of Tea Chapter’s significant moments in history was the visit by Queen Elizabeth II on the 10th of October, 1989, where she was served the Imperial Golden Cassia Chinese Tea during her visit to Singapore. Tea Chapter is currently the only teahouse in Singapore which carries the Imperial Golden Cassia.
If you would like to have a taste of Imperial Golden Cassia tea, feel free to dine in at Tea Chapter or purchase the tea leaves over the counter.