Nian Zheng Yan Rou Gui
年正岩肉桂 "Year Certified True Cliff Cinnamon"
Rou Gui is considered the prince of Wu Yi Yancha with its explosive taste filled with mouth-watering nuances that leave you in complete awe. The aroma of this Rou Gui is clearly and unmistakenly cinnamon, as the name suggests. Sweeter than Western cinnamon, with less heat, and closer to nutmeg with a soothing earthiness. Quite intriguing and one of the best examples of this namesake with the representative aroma of cassia. Half hand made with a masterful high-roasting level elevating all the natural essence of this magnificent cultivar. A true benchmark tea that will raise the bar for any Rou Gui and harvested from the Mituoyan Rock region in Wu Yi Shan. You can consider this to be the classic style dark roast production.
Since our first meeting in 2017, all of our Wu Yi Yan Cha are produced by the studio of the renowned Ye Qitong. All of the varietals are grown within the Wu Yi Shan gorge and represent some of the absolute highest quality Cliff Rock Oolongs in China for the maturity of the trees and experienced charcoal firing techniques.
Rou Gui, 30 year old trees from Mituoyan
Dry leaves have a dark brown sheen, the tea soup is orange-red and translucent with an oily thickness that coats the mouth, lubricating and musty sweet with notes of agarwood.
4 x 6g