The infamous Rou Gui Wuyi rock oolong tea has been around since the Qing Dynasty and translates as ‘cinnamon’ in Chinese, due to its warm, cinnamon-like aroma. One of the most celebrated teas Wuyi teas, it is handmade according to local traditions and is traditionally drunk in cooler weather, due to its warming properties.
Rou Gui is highly sought after by tea connoisseurs, who enjoy its complex flavour, which develops over multiple short infusions. The taste is smooth and reveals woody, floral, cinnamon and ripe fruit notes. As a semi-oxidised tea, Rou Gui displays toasted notes, mainly during the first infusions. This is a powerful tea that can be infused a number of times, gradually increasing the length of each subsequent infusion, allowing appreciation of the aromatic palate.
This tea is grown and produced by the award winning Chen family who produce some of the highest grade oolongs from Wuyishan, grown on zhenyan, or rocky soils. As with all the teas we select, this has been grown without the use of any pesticides or chemicals as this area is strictly protected by the government.