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2021 Gold Medal Rou Gui

2021 Gold Medal Rou Gui

Crafted by the Li Family

The Li Family hand picks high-elevation spring-fed tea from their misty plot in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. Their biodiverse plantings, and careful hand-finishing win them awards year after year.
  • true
    95
    butter caramel sauce, toasted barley
    true
    100
    ginseng, nutmeg, aloeswood
    true
    65
    vanilla, osmanthus
    true
    65
    neroli, plum
    false
    60
    rose petal, jasmine
    true
    powerful, lingering, rocky

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - butter caramel sauce, toasted barley
    • spice - ginseng, nutmeg, aloeswood
    • floral - vanilla, osmanthus
    • fruit - neroli, plum
    • texture - powerful, lingering, rocky
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Rou GuiTea Varietal

    Dark spice, caramel and yun sensation - the new 2021 harvest is here!

    Rou Gui is quickly becoming one of the most popular Wuyi Oolongs across China for its intense concentrated aroma, and the textural cooling tingling sensation called yun that it shows off at the highest levels. Li Xiangxi and her family’s Rou Gui has been winning gold and silver medals at competition for years due to their incredible skill at coaxing the best aroma from each leaf through slow subtle roasting. This year, they set aside enough of their award-winning harvest for us to share.


  • 'Lingering aromatics, sweet sensation on the sides of the mouth, mouth watering, and a vaporous persistent quality - this is what we call Yan Yun'

  • 4
    6
    208
    40 seconds
    30
    5
    6
    208
    15-20 seconds
    15
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
    add 30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 15-20 seconds
    add 15 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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