Verdant Tea

2019 Special Grade Rou Gui Revival

2019 Special Grade Rou Gui Revival

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Sourced By the 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
    100
    cinnamon, cooling sparkling minerality
    true
    65
    meringue, toasted almond
    true
    60
    lotus, marigold
    true
    68
    muscat grape
    false

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cinnamon, cooling sparkling minerality
    • savory - meringue, toasted almond
    • floral - lotus, marigold
    • fruit - muscat grape
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2019
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • 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 second-ever reserve designation Rou Gui was hand finished using an ancient 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.


  • '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.'

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

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5g.6-8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep30 seconds secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep10 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
     oz.
    use 212. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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