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” though it is not quite correct. 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. During the traditional style processing the leaves were exposed to deep fermentation and charcoal-baked at high heat.
Dry leaf: twisted flagella, large, dark brown color. The aroma is warm, roasted, with bread and floral nuances. The liquor is transparent, meadow honey color.
The brewed tea has rich, mellow roasted flavor with hints of cookies and exotic wood resins. The aroma is warm, soulful and deep. The taste is strong, sliding, sweetish, with a bit of tender astringency and subtle spicy nuances, transforming into juicy, lingering aftertaste.
Brewing suggestions. Brew tea with hot boiling water (95-100°C) in a porcelain gaiwan or a teapot for strong fermented oolongs of porous clay. The proportion is 6 g per 100 ml. The first infusion should last for 8-10 seconds. After that just rinse water through teapot or gaiwan, increasing the exposure of each next infusion. You can repeat this brewing method up to 8-9 times.
The perfect ceremonial “High Heat Cliff Oolong”. It charges you with warmth, peace of mind and resistance to adverse environmental influences.