Rou Gui (Cinnabar) Wu Yi Cliff Tea from Cloudwalker Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong (Cliff Tea)

Where to Buy:  Cloudwalker Teas

Product Description:

Cinnabar, or Rou Gui in Chinese, is another of our fine mother tree cliff teas. The long-lasting aroma of this tea has hints of exotic spices and scents from the depths of a honeycomb. The energy of Cinnabar is deep and penetrating and this tea can stand alone or be consumed after another enhancing the overall chi effect. This tea was hand picked, processed and packaged contributing to this intense energy. Like our other mother tree cliff teas, once our stock of this is gone, it may be gone for good!

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This Oolong is SO good!

It is so different from any other Oolong I’ve tried.  I attribute the difference to the fact that this is a “cliff tea.”  I wasn’t too sure what that meant, so I visited the Cloudwalker Teas website to learn more.  This tea is grown in on the Wu Yi Mountain and is hand roasted.  Due to the processing and care that is put into this tea, it is exceptionally rare.

It is also exceptionally delicious!

The first thing I noticed about this tea is a profound spice tone to the cup.  It has a very exotic taste to it, like it’s been seasoned with the essence of warm spice (but it hasn’t!)  The next thing I notice is a deep sweetness to it, which is contrasted sharply with a sour note.  The complexity of this tea excites and invigorates the palate.

When I visited the Cloudwalker Teas website, I noticed that this tea is currently sold out.  I do recommend visiting the website regularly to learn when it might be back in stock, because this one is well worth the extra effort to obtain!  It’s one of those rare gems that you’ll want in your tea cupboard!

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