Jiu Long Ke Zheng Yan Rou Gui 2019
Wuyi Mountain Rock Tea core origin comes from a special place of three trenches, two streams and two nests. Legend has it that the mother tree of the DaHongPao tea is located in one of these two nest called Jiukongke or nest of nine dragons. It is also in this mountains that comes forth Rou Kui tea
The traditional flavors of Rou Kui contains spice and cinnamon notes but with scientific progress and technology, today other flavors present include floral and fruit notes. Today I present to you this special Rou Gui which such a special blend of flavors.
Juilongke is a deep and lengthy canyon leading to TianXin rock, the cliffs on both sides of the canyon are extended with winding and rolling undulations resembling nine swimming dragons. Folks through the ages have regarded the canyon as the nest of dragons and therefore named it as jiulongke or nine dragons nest.
At Wuyi mountain the winding valley is rocky and steep, dotted with verdant foliage with fresh trickling water trickling between the rocky crevices. Summers are short and winters mild with temperature difference between day and night. This unique eco environment where tea is cultivated provides the charm with characteristics such as fragrant, light and sweet.
This Rou Gui tea is from my aunt Ms. Chen Zhen Yin. The tea has been roasted for 3 circles just to retain the sweet aroma, with normal roast tea will loose its taste and fragrance. The tea has characteristic of freshness and sweet after taste balance with floral and earthly essence.
After brewing the tea will retain a fresh and refreshing fragrance balance against a sweet and mellow aftertaste.
As the baking fire subsides the freshly roasted tea leaves are delicate, dried and tightly folded and when held close the aroma is fragrant.
After sipping a cup of tea soup, it's full of cinnamon, mixed with fruit. It's sweet and mellow. The water is delicate, smooth, pleasant, mellow, and the throat is sweet and cinnamon. It's spicy on the tongue, but it's reserved.
When brewed, taking the first sip of Rou Kui tea is to enjoy the intense flavor of cinnamon with fruit notes, the tea is sweet and mellow. The tea is delicate with a smoothness and pleasant play on the throat. The after taste is one of sweet cinnamon, very obvious especially on the tip of your tongue. Try and taste the magic