Rou Gui is one of the most famous members of Wuyi Cliff tea family. “Gui” literally means “luxurious” and moreover this character is a part of such emblematic Chinese plants as osmanthus and cinnamon, so "Rou Gui" usually translated as "Cinnamon”. This tea variety exhibits a high viability and resistance to adverse environmental influences, shooting abundantly with succulent, fleshy leaves (“Rou” means “Fleshy”). After a long and laborious processing these leaves become a truly magnificent tea. Made in November 2021.
Dry leaf: lengthwise twisted, middle size, purple-brown color. The aroma is deep and warm, with notes of roasted bread and spice. The liquor is transparent, dark amber color.
The brewed tea has roasted, spicy-biscuit bouquet with a dried fruit note. The aroma is rich, deep and warm. The taste is full-bodied and silky, sweetish, with mineral notes that define Wuyi oolongs.
Brew tea with hot water (95°C) in a porcelain gaiwan or a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 6 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 5-7 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 1-2 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 7-8 times.
"Gou Rou Gui" is an excellent choice for a ceremonial tea party: rich taste, deep aroma and warming, relaxing effect.