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 in late 2017. As of October 2018 the roast has settled nicely.
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.Update: In the near future the packaging will change to the red with white diamond.