oolong, rock tea
武夷山 － 正岩
Wuyi Mountain – Zhengyan
Rougui (肉桂, cinnamon) is a type of rocktea (岩茶, yancha) from the Wuyi mountains. It has a thin layer of sharp greenness supplement by a mild nutty flavour that later turns into long-lasting sweetish aftertaste. Besides the rock teas’ strong chaqi, the relatively high caffeine content contributes to the joyful vitalizing effect that this tea has on the body.
Wuyi teas have a two major idiosyncrasies: First, they are plucked only during Spring, and second, they are baked multiple times: a half year after the harvest time, then once again a year later.
This tea is a special one amongst the usual wuyi teas for it was roasted only once and for this reason has more greenish character.
The Wuyi Mountains is situated in Fujian Province, China. With it’s more than a thousand-year-old history of teacultivation, and approximate 200 different subgenera of the teaplant, Camelia sinensis, the area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountain’s vulcanic nature reappears in the character of the tea: fiery, vitalizing ambiance and strong chaqi.
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 150ml.
Water temperature: 95ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 3-3-5-7…seconds