Shen Niu is our zuhuo roast tea from a plot in the core of Niu Lan Keng.
Niu Lan Keng (牛栏坑) is widely regarded as the best location in Wuyishan for Rou Gui. Tea from this garden is frequently called "niu rou" - literally "beef". The name “niu rou” is a pun following a pattern which has developed for the rou gui from some famous gardens. Since rou gui starts with the character for meat (肉 / ròu) and the area is said first “niu lan keng rou gui”, the name can be shortened to “niu rou” which means beef. This is fitting since this prime garden produces excellent tea which is always in high demand.
Dry leaves are dark, deep red to dark brown tones, with a beautiful uniform appearance.Classic. Silky yancha. The tea is both assertive and present, but also is not violent. The tea brings energy, and layers of experience to discover.