Rou Gui Wulong or Cassia Tea is a beautiful oolong from China's Wuyi Mountain range. Over recent years, as Rou Gui's popularity has grown, many people have begun referring to it as the 5th 'Si Da Ming Cong' which roughly translate as the 'Four Famous Wuyi Oolongs.
- Hints of cassia bark, citrus peel, smooth cacoa along with Wuyi's unique long lasting mineral aftertaste.
- A fair example of a Rou Gui. Better examples cost 4-10x as much so I was pleased when I was able to find this.
- Longer & Less - for a typical European style of brewing we recommend:
1tsp (3g) of loose leaf tea per person into a pot of around 95º water. (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 30 seconds) Infuse for around 2 minutes. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 1 minute each round.
Can be infused 4 or 5 times this way.
Shorter & More - for a more traditional Asian (Gong Fu) style of brewing we recommend:
2tsp (5g) of loose leaf tea with around 150ml of 95º water. (Allow freshly boiled water to stand for 30 seconds) Infuse for around 40 seconds. For subsequent infusions increase the time by 10-15 seconds each round.
Can be infused 5 or 6 times this way.