So I’m fairly certain that this was from kittena judging by the tasting notes. While this tea isn’t bad, it goes into my “oolong” bucket. That is to say, the type of tea I just don’t often care for. There’s nothing wrong with this tea but it carries that distinctive taste that says OOOoOoOoOoOooooOoolong! To me ;) which means that’s all that I can focus on. That being said this tea has a beautiful golden colour when steeped and there’s a taste behind the oolong that is quite nice. I’ll withhold rating it though as my dislike of oolongs would bring it down.
Appreciate the chance to taste it though :)
Wuyi Cassia (Rougui)
Hanyu Pinyin: wuyi rougui
Production area: Wuyishan, Fujian (non-core producing area or BanYan)
Harvest time: Spring 2011
Also known as cinnamon bark, the Wuyi Cassia is one of the most fragrant teas. The aroma is a domineering, overpowering aura that is known as a ‘conqueror’s aura’ (霸气). Small wonder the locals revere the Wuyi Cassia for its fragrance.
Brew up some Wuyi Cassia and find out for yourself, you will find your co-workers turning their heads the moment you pour out your tea.
Slightly bitter on entry but sweet thereafter.
Clear light golden brown
Wuyi Cassia is the standout at the party- you can hardly miss him. He comes in with great fanfare and pomp, demanding you take a second look at him.
Yet when you get to know him, you realize he is more than that brash exterior you might have thought- there is a depth and subtlety to him that belies his image.