We are proud to offer this competition-grade Rou Gui, which won Second Place at the 2019 Wuyishan Tea Competition, out of over 2,000 entries.
This tea was grown in the Zheng Yan ("true cliff") core area of Wuyishan, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was made by Chen Zhen Ying, who is the Deputy Director of the Wuyishan Tea Research Institute, and expertly roasted by Gao Peng, who won the Yan Cha Grand Prize in 2018.
As the leading variety of rock tea, Rou Gui is grown in many different mountain areas, and the taste of each mountain area is different. This tea comes from Yu Hua cave, an area which is abundant in water and nutrient-rich soil, adjacent to the Water Curtain Cave. The ecology of this area is perfect for growing tea.
The tea soup is mellow and soft, with a honey/nectar sweetness, which transitions from slightly fruity to floral, then finally ends in notes of cinnamon. Yan Yun ("rock rhyme") is evident, with an excellent light roast and sweetness that lingers in the mouth and throat.