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Produced By Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended a variety of tea cultivars in Daping for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – cinnamon, star anise
  • VEGETAL – sweet mint
  • FLORAL – osmanthus honey
  • SAVORY – molasses cookie
  • FRUITY – plum, blackberry
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Rou GuiTea Varietal

Rou Gui is better known as a roasted oolong from Wuyi. Master Zhang's Rou Gui varietal bushes grow among Tieguanyin fields and wildflowers, and benefit from sweet mountain spring water. Rou Gui is famous for its rich cinnamon flavor, and it is a real treat to taste such strong, sweet steeping cinnamon notes in a modern rolled Anxi oolong. This spring harvest reminds us of the spice and complexity of wild Yunnan Yabao tea, but with a beautiful fresh quality.

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" We were super surprised to open our gaiwan of bright green leaves and smell bold sweet cinnamon. It was almost more cinnamon-forward than roasted Rou Gui from Wuyi. The flavor was like cinnamon vanilla oatmeal. It was remarkable to be tasting such deep dark toasty flavors from a green rolled oolong.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 10 seconds
add 2 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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

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