Flower Fragrance Da Hong Pao
Last year some longtime customers requested a lighter roast tea from my mother. She put one together, and it is ready now. The initial feedback from Chinese customers has been good, so I have decided to stock some. Although we call this tea da hong pao, it is entirely rou gui. The processing and roast was focused on creating a lighter, flower fragrance. Of course it also has rou gui nature.
This tea was processed the same as the 2016 Rou Gui, except the charcoal roast is not as deep. It was roast late in the year, and even though the roast is not too deep, the roast is still fairly fresh, and could use some rest if you are sensitive to the effects of a fresh roast.
The brew starts at a red-orange with a flower fragrance. The tea is thick and smooth in the mouth. It is very slightly bitter on the tongue with a good returning sweetness. All around this tea is pleasant, and I can recommend it to anyone who wishes for a more floral and less roasty rou gui.