Rou Guimeans"cinnamon,"but there is no cinnamon in this tea. Itisjust reminiscent of a cinnamon flavor when you drink the tea. But it's not the cinnamon flavor youexpect in the US––Chinese cinnamon is sweeter and spicier.
This Rou Guiis roasted with charcoal three times in acontrolled-temperatureroom for over ten hours on each of the roastings. After theroasting, the flavor of the tea needs to be developed by resting the leaves over several weeks. This whole process is then repeated multipletimes and can take up to a whole year to get the finished product.
This Rou Gui tea is grown ina rocky region along the WuyiMountainsin Fujian Province. Since it is wild-grown, there are no chemical pesticides or fertilizers ever used.
The aroma of this tea is pleasant with its natural fruit aroma. It has a long aftertaste that produces a very sumptuous and soothing feeling––it makes you want to savor the moment slowly. Since using filtered water with a low mineral content can detract from its effect and can make it taste flatter and more bitter, we highly recommend you use spring water to get the best flavor out of this tea.