Rou Gui Oolong Tea (Teavivre)
3 min at 212°
Rou Gui tea is made with the leaves picked from tea plants grown in Wu yi Mountains in Fujian Province. As a kind of high-aroma tea, it belongs to the well-known Wuyi “rock” or “cliff” (武夷岩茶) tea family. Rou Gui ( Chinese: 肉桂) here literally means cinnamon in English, since its dry leaves give a distinctive impression of sweet flowers and fruits aroma paired with gentle cinnamon-like fragrance. After brewing, Rou Gui tea presents a clear and peach-hued liquor with distinct cinnamon-like aroma, filling the mouth with a mellow and roasting flavor and lingering sweet end note. Even after 7 infusions this tea still can hold clean liquor and pleasant aroma.
I don’t even get any cinnamon scent with this one but it is a nice strong oolong tea with a bit of astringency.