Wu Yi Shan Rock Tea "Classic Rou Gui" Oolong Spring 2016

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Fruity, Gardenias, Marine, Mineral, Mint, Vanilla, Vegetal, Walnut
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “It’s ma birtday, gonna party like it’s ma birtday, gonna sip Rou Gui like it’s ma birtday! It’s also my first day without school or work in a week or two, and the first gray and rainy day in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Now this is Rou Gui! The nicest one that I have had out of 5. Nose; light gardenia, mineral note, light spice, slight vegetal — spinach or toasted nori. palate; Round, floral and mineral notes,...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Rou Gui means Cinnamon in Chinese (肉桂茶). It’s varietal of Wu Yi Mountain rock tea that has been around since the Qing Dynasty. First flush of spring tea is picked, wilted, fried, wilted again then lightly roasted to bring out it’s subtle bouquet of aroma and tastes.

Our Rou Gui is a medium roast level and can be brewed 7 to 10 times easily using the gong fu method of brewing. The brewed tea produces a golden tea soup with hints of fruit and chocolate. A lovely tea that can accompany you on almost any tea session.

May 2016 harvest and processing.

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It’s ma birtday, gonna party like it’s ma birtday, gonna sip Rou Gui like it’s ma birtday!

It’s also my first day without school or work in a week or two, and the first gray and rainy day in months. That may be a downer to some people, but personally I love the rain as it’s clean and refreshing and gives me an excuse to sit around playing music and sipping tea all day :)

This is a nice tea that brews a medium orange with a floral gardenia and spice aroma. Tastes of ripe fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, and slightly vegetal. Brown sugar sweetness and walnut-like tannins. Background notes of minerals, fresh mint leaf, and dried seafood-like umami. Great smell in the bottom of the cha hai!

A good tea, but quite a bit different than I remember YS’s Rou Gui being when I had it a few years ago.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Fruity, Gardenias, Marine, Mineral, Mint, Vanilla, Vegetal, Walnut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
apefuzz

Happy birthday! Excellent choice for a birthday libation.

Sqt

Woo! Have a great day!

looseTman

Have a fantastic b-day & many more!

boychik

Happy Birthday!

tanluwils

Happy Birthday! Hooray for geminis! Mine is also just a few days away! :)

I have the 2015 version of this one which only has a faint floral element to it.. Your description gives me the impression the 2016 version might be a better harvest.

mrmopar

Happy Birthday! I am a bit late.

tperez

Thanks guys!

andresito

Happy belated birthday!!!

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Now this is Rou Gui! The nicest one that I have had out of 5.
Nose; light gardenia, mineral note, light spice, slight vegetal — spinach or toasted nori.
palate; Round, floral and mineral notes, limestone, nice sweet cinnamon toast that got more pronounced in later steeps, slight vegetal note, light tannins.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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