A wonderful new addition to Sparrowtail's line of Wuyi Oolongs, this Rou Gui has an intensity of flavor and aromatics that set it apart from the rest.
Grown in the rocky high-altitude tea gardens of Fujian's Wuyi mountain region, the name in English literally means "Cassia", a type of cinnamon, whose flavor the tea is reminiscent of.
Rou Gui is a heavily roasted and well-oxidized oolong. This premium grade of Rou Gui brews up a heavily aromatic cup with cinnamon and fruit like flavors up front, with pronounced mineral and charcoal notes that fade somewhat in later steeps. It is a bit more infuseable than most other Wuyi oolongs; when prepared gongfu style with short steeps (recommended), it can withstand 7 or more brewings before the flavor noticeably drops off.
We recommend using very hot water (200f and above) to brew this tea.
Spring 2021 Harvest.