Rou Gui is one of the most famous members of Wuyi Cliff tea family. “Gui” literally means “luxurious” and moreover this character is a part of such emblematic Chinese plants as osmanthus and cinnamon, so "Rou Gui" usually translated as "Cinnamon”. This tea variety exhibits a high viability and resistance to adverse environmental influences, shooting abundantly with succulent, fleshy leaves (“Rou” means “Fleshy”). After a long and laborious processing these leaves become a truly magnificent tea. The name “Go Xiang" or “Fruit Fragrance" is given because the coals of fruit trees were used for the final baking. The heat was strong, but not excessive.
Dry leaf: lengthwise twisted, middle size, dark purple-brown color. The aroma is intense, spicy-biscuit. The liquor is transparent, chestnut color.
The brewed tea has warm, consonant bouquet with hints of wood resins, candied fruit, spice and roasted bread. The aroma is warm and conciliating. The taste is soft, juicy, silky, sweetish, with slight berry tartness, transforming into refreshing aftertaste.
Brewing suggestions. Brew tea with hot boiling water (95-100°C) in a porcelain gaiwan or a teapot for strong fermented oolongs of porous clay. The proportion is 6 g per 100 ml. The first infusion should last for 8-10 seconds. After that just rinse water through teapot or gaiwan, increasing the exposure of each next infusion. You can repeat this brewing method up to 8 times.
Amazing tea, perfectly balanced – fiery and bright, soft and affectionate.