Special Grade Rou Gui Revival (2019)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Allspice, Caramel, Coffee
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Average preparation
0 min, 45 sec 5 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Fantastic. This aroma is gorgeous. Mineral. Toasty. Slight roasted caramel. And this only with the dry aroma. The aroma cup reveals clear and crisp fall notes. The flavor starts off with some roast...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Brewed Western-style. First steep was excellent—had a roasted, coffee flavor with an underlying sweetness and a warm, spiced quality. Would’ve rated this quite high, but it lost complexity on the...” Read full tasting note
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Master Zhang’s special grade designation is an almost impossible standard, requiring the perfect
combination of high elevation rocky soil, cool stand-out weather during the growing season and on the picking and finishing days. Some years, Master Zhang doesn’t designate a reserve or special grade for certain teas. It all depends on the final tea, which needs to satisfy a certain level of sweetness, a long lingering aftertaste, and thick balanced texture and evocative aroma. This precious special grade designation Rou Gui was hand finished using a very old technique that Master Zhang has been researching that involves three times the usual turning and fluffing and a difficult half-rolled, half-twisted shape. The result is a textural sensation with a deep intensity.

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Fantastic. This aroma is gorgeous. Mineral. Toasty. Slight roasted caramel. And this only with the dry aroma. The aroma cup reveals clear and crisp fall notes. The flavor starts off with some roast and then switches to mineral notes as it disappears into the after taste. It lingers on your tongue for quite while. Leavening one feeling refreshed. With each steep the roast notes come out stronger. Third steeping or maybe it’s the forth… Either way brought forth some slight freshly baked sweet bread notes. Cinnamon sugar. Wow! The sixth pour now has some astringency along with some tannic notes. Heavy on the charcoal and burnt buttercream. Better burnt then sour. I experimented with pouring milk on a lime once. Won’t perform that again. What is this wet leaf aroma?! So unique I can’t quite explain it.

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Brewed Western-style. First steep was excellent—had a roasted, coffee flavor with an underlying sweetness and a warm, spiced quality. Would’ve rated this quite high, but it lost complexity on the second and third steep. Still very drinkable, but not as interesting.

Flavors: Allspice, Caramel, Coffee

Preparation
0 min, 45 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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