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2020 Special Grade Rou Gui Revival

2020 Special Grade Rou Gui Revival

Crafted by Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended the Tieguanyin of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
  • true
    95
    cedar, nutmeg
    true
    50
    sage
    true
    55
    melon, chinato citrus
    true
    55
    orchid, osmanthus
    true
    60
    toasted hazelnut
    true
    tingling cooling minerality

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cedar, nutmeg
    • vegetal - sage
    • fruit - melon, chinato citrus
    • floral - orchid, osmanthus
    • savory - toasted hazelnut
    • texture - tingling cooling minerality
    • DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2020
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 m
    • Rou GuiTea Varietal

    Master Zhang’s reserve designation is an almost impossible standard, requiring the perfect combination of high elevation rocky soil, cool stand-out weather during the growing season and on the picking and finishing days. Some years Master Zhang doesn’t designate a reserve or special grade for certain teas. It all depends on the final tea, which needs to satisfy a certain level of sweetness, a long lingering aftertaste, and thick balanced texture and evocative aroma. This reserve designation Rou Gui was hand finished using a very old, traditional technique that Master Zhang has been researching that involves three times the usual turning and fluffing and a difficult half-rolled half-twisted shape. The result is a textural sensation with a deep intensity.


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  • 'The process of making oolong is bringing the tea back and forth between withered and alive... the process of bringing it back from the brink eliminates bitterness and astringency.'

  • 7
    6-8
    212
    30 seconds
    15-30
    7
    5
    212
    10 seconds
    3
    7
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    7 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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