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.