Wuyi Rock Oolong Enchanting Fragrance Rui Xiang 武夷瑞香
Wuyi rock oolong is produced in Wuyi mountain region of Fujian province, China. The Wuyi mountain area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its abundance of species and rich history. There is a Chinese saying, "Every cliff has tea bushes. If there is no cliff, there are no tea bushes." Owing to its soil, as well as the spring water that flows year around from the cliffs above, Wuyi oolong is especially rich in minerals. Wuyi rock oolong is usually harvested in the spring, traditionally charcoal-fired through the summer and the fall.
Enchanting Fragrance or Bai Rui Xiang, literally "strong fragrance" in Chinese, is one varietal of the Wuyi rock oolongs, not commonly grown but indigenous to the core producing areas of Wuyi mountains. It is very fragrant and fruity, has a clear golden liquor, hint of pomegranate and vanilla notes, creamy, with a naturally sweet finish that lingers in your mouth and nose.
Origin: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian province, China
Varietal: Rui Xiang
Harvest: May 2019, moderately charcoal-fire completed in Oct. 2019
Caffeine level: Medium
Very fragrant, fruity and smooth with notes of pomegranate and vanilla, full bodied, and a sweet aftertaste.
210oF, one pack for 8-10oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 0.5-1 minute, up to 8 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
Gongfu brewing guide:
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of the tea.
Use a gaiwan or Yixing clay teapot, one pao (the small pack) of dry leaves for a smaller size Gaiwan or Yixing teapot ( about 120 ml / 4-5oz). When using gongfu brewing method, it is essential to warm up the brewing vessel so that the water temperature will not drop significantly before brewing. The recommended brewing time is 15s, 30s, 45s, You may add 10-20 seconds steeping time for each subsequent infusions.
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