Rou Gui 肉桂
Forward, sharp, aromatic, and notes of spicy cinnamon
Hu Xiao Yan, Spring 2022: It’s not every vintage one encounters a fruity Rou Gui. This bubbly batch of Yan Cha from Zheng Yan (True Cliff) impresses with hints of crunchy white peaches and an aura of blooming lilies. It’s bright, with an anchoring spiciness in the finish.
Guan Yin Yan, Spring 2021: Bold, dominating, and spicy, this Rou Gui embodies the classic masculinity one seeks in a satisfying Rou Gui. The Zheng Yan (true cliff) terroir Guan Yin Yan grants this tea a long clean finish with well-defined minerality. This tea is the gold-medal winner of the 2021 tea competition of The Tea Bureau of Wu Yi Shan.
Tao Shu Ke, Spring 2021: Sharp and pristine, with a persistent chiming finish, this Rou Gui is dashing with the signature assertion one loves about a Rou Gui, but with grace and lightheartedness that breaks this cultivar’s reputation free of simply being aggressive.
Niu Lan Keng, Spring 2019: The crown jewel of Zheng Yan terroir. This prestigious Rou Gui delivers all that this beloved varietal has to offer with ultra-focused clarity and liveliness. As this tea dances on your tongue, feel the transforming and continuing complexity as layers and layers of liquified rocks unfold.
Niu Lan Keng, Wu Yi Shan, Fu Jian Province, China (~300-1000m elevation)
History and Significance
Category: Wu Long (Oolong) Tea
Sub-Category: Min Bei Wu Long (Yan Cha, Cliff Tea)
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