Nian Zheng Yan Rou Gui
年正岩肉桂 "Year Certified True Cliff Cinnamon"
Rou Gui is hailed as the 'Prince of Wu Yi Yancha', boasting a powerful flavor and captivating nuances. Its aroma evokes unmistakenly sweet, cinnamon-like notes with a hint of nutmeg and earthy undertones. Half-hand made, the skilled high-roasting of this tea cultivar highlights its natural essence and originates from Mituoyan Rock in Wu Yi Shan. A truly classic example of dark roasted Rou Gui, this is the benchmark for any tea of its kind.
Since 2017, our Wu Yi Yan Cha have been carefully crafted by the acclaimed Ye Qitong's workshop, which select only the finest of varietals grown in the Wu Yi Shan ravine. Recognized as some of the most exceptional Cliff Rock Oolongs in all of China, the teas are characterized by the venerable age of their trees and the craftsmanship of the 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. First steeping delivers a mouthful of minerality, second steeping uncovers a 80% cacao note with a hint of floral, the third and beyond begin a playful floral dance that helps deliver you to the clouds.
4 x 6g