Master Wu’s tea garden, San Yang Feng, Wu Yi Mountain, Fujian Province, China
HARVEST TIME AND PROCESSING
Harvested in May 2016.
4 to 5 leaves are picked together, partially oxidised and then gently roasted over high heat. The roasting is done twice.
This Rou Gui Rock Oolong is grown in Sang Yang Feng (lit. ‘Three Up Peak’) which is in the central area (known as ‘Zheng Yan’ in Chinese) of Wu Yi Mountain. Zheng Yan refers to the innermost protected area of the Wu Yi Heritage site. This tea is fully hand-picked, processed and then twice baked over charcoal at high heat. After few years of resting, the charcoal heat has been totally disappeared and deepen its taste. It would be a great tea to have if you are searching a complex Rock tea.
Similar to our other Rou Gui’s, this tea has a bittersweet character but with a more noticeable cinnamon aroma and a softer, deeper character. San Yang Feng Rou Gui has a rich complexity of flavour, and layers of a cassia bark like aroma and warmed brown sugar notes that develop over multiple infusions. The Rou Gui has a smooth and long-lasting aftertaste.