Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea Stone Milk Fragrance Shi Ru Xiang 武夷名丛石乳香
Stone Milk Fragrance is one of the indigenous varietals of Wuyi rock oolong. It has a long twisted dark brown dry leaf, and is very fragrant with a fruity taste. This tea is not commonly grown as compared with other bush varietals in the Wuyi mountain region. This tea is from the core producing area of Wuyi, within the world heritage site of Wuyi Mountain, which the locals call it Zhen Yan. Tea from this area has the distinctive signature rock oolong taste. From Shui Lian Dong, a rocky area within Zhen Yan, it has a hint of milk fragrance, a clear golden liquor, a creamy texture and a naturally sweet finish that lingers in your mouth and nose. It also has a hint of raisins and vanilla. This tea finely demonstrates the charming essence and sensory experience of Wuyi rock oolong, referred to locally as "Floral Fragrance, Rock Bone".
Origin: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian province, China
Varietal: Shi Ru, Zhen Yan
Harvest: May 2017
Charcoal Fired: Moderately fired over charcoal, completed in Oct. 2017
Caffeine level: Medium
Packaging: We use the highest quality resealable foil pouches on the market to completely block light and moisture, ensuring that the tea retains maximum freshness. Also the resealable pouch is not only convenient, but saves you from purchasing additional tea tins.
Very fragrant, slightly smoky, has hints of almond, raisins, and vanilla, full bodied, creamy and a sweet aftertaste.
212oF, 4 grams (2 tbsp) for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 0.5-1 minute, 6 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 pot to enhance the aroma and taste, usually 7-8 grams of dry leaves for a medium sized Gaiwan or Yixing teapot ( about 120-150 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 and also rinse the tea before the first brewing. The recommended brewing time is 10s,10s,15s,15s, 20s. You may add 10-20 seconds steeping time for each subsequent infusions.
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