Winter Rou Gui
This tea was produced towards the end of 2018. It is from the same area as our premium rou gui. Winter teas are known for having a smooth feel and a strong fragrance. Winter productions are less sought after and correspondingly command a lower price on the market. Since the time from summer harvest to winter harvest is shorter than the time from winter harvest to spring harvest the flavor does not have as much depth as the spring harvest. Secondly, winter teas are known to not get as many steeps as spring harvests. For these reasons winter teas generally sell for about half as much as a spring harvest. In my opinion the price does not reflect that these winter teas can be quite good.
This winter rou gui is really enjoyable. When I first tried it I felt that this tea is quite a winter standout. The winter flavor is clear and the fragrance strong. It has been charcoal roast, though quite lightly. The leaves are not very dark in appearance.We have decided to offer this tea in a large 50g bag, as seen in the pictures.