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Rou Gui - Wu Yi Rock Tea

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Oolong Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Will
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205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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  • “Gong Fu Cha Style I used: Rou Gui, Cina oolong, 4,5gr in Yixing 5oz (~150ml); water Sant'Anna sorgente Rebruant 95° (most easy to find water in Italy). 0 - foot's water 1 - 30'' 2 - 30'' 3 -...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is one tea I wanted to like more than I did, although it wasn't bad. It tasted a little muddy to me, which is one thing I really don't care for in a tea.” Read full tasting note
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“Rou” means meat, which is an extravagance in the peasant society. “Gui” translates to cinnamon, or bark which gives some hints to the aroma. This lavish tea brews very smooth, with a fragrance that eludes easy description. The cinnamon hint in this oolong tea is a naturaly flavor of the plant.

[n.b. – This is the vendor’s description, but I don’t think it’s an accurate description of the name; ròuguì (肉桂) together is the compound word for cassia / Chinese cinnamon. I think the bit about meat is a bit of a stretch – wby]

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Gong Fu Cha Style I used:
Rou Gui, Cina oolong, 4,5gr in Yixing 5oz (~150ml); water Sant’Anna sorgente Rebruant 95° (most easy to find water in Italy).
0 – foot’s water
1 – 30’’
2 – 30’’
3 – 1’
4 – 1’ 30’’
5 – 2’ 30’’
6 – 4’

Not more. From 1 to 3 infusion the tea was in his upper moment. It was austere, during 3 steppes it changed from a hard impact with flower dry and spice to an absolutely equilibrated mouth with note of mature summer fruit like apricot and peach. Since 4 infusion the tannins slowly rise to come up and it will be the dominant.

I like this tea. I suggest to try every one to like oolong tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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75 tasting notes

This is one tea I wanted to like more than I did, although it wasn’t bad. It tasted a little muddy to me, which is one thing I really don’t care for in a tea.

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3 min, 0 sec

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