Organic Rou Gui Oolong Tea (Rou Kuei)
Origin : Wuyishan, Fujian, China
Style : Deep oxidized, full bodied, roasted rice aroma, nutty flavour
Loose leaf style : smoky brown tightly curled slender
Wet leaf style : Brownish Red
Tea color : Crimson
Certification: USDA, BCS, JAS certified organic
Rou Gui Oolong belongs to the family of Wuyi Yen Cha (Wuyi Rock Tea, grown in between the rocks) originated in Wuyi area of Fujian Province, China. There are about 830 kinds of Wuyi Rock Tea in the area, most of them are named after the varietals. Rou Kuei is a kind of large tea tree varietal, which can grow up to 3 meters. Rou Kuei means Cinnamon in Chinese, indicating the slight cinnamon aroma yields from the tea leaves. Rou Kuei Oolong is one of the most important single varietal in rock tea, occupies nutty roasted sweetness, and famous for long lasting aftertaste and complex. Partial oxidized Oolong tea was originated from the royal tea blocks named "Long Tuan" (Dragon Tea Cake) and "Feng Bing" (Phoenix Tea Cake) about 1000 years ago in Sung Dynasty. Oolong tea was officially named as Oolong 300 years ago in Qing Dynasty. Wuyi area was the first place producing Oolong tea. The processes of producing Wuyi Oolong tea is extremely labour and time consuming. It undergoes sun wilting, room wilting, shacking, dehydrating, roasting, rolling, cooling. The procedures occur repeatedly, needs days to process. Wuyi Oolong is even more aromatic after aging.
1 teaspoon loose tea / 1 teabag
150ml (5oz) 95C (203F) hot water
First brew - 1 minutes
Second brew - 0.5 minute
Flowing brews - double the timing of previous brew
Provide 3+ servings
Clay teaware, glassware, porcelain teaware.
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