Roaring Tiger Rougui
Our 2015 Rougui 肉桂 is grown at Hu Xiao Yan 虎啸岩 or "Roaring Tiger Cliff" - a famous tea garden within the Wuyi protected reserve. Traditionally roasted to a medium high level. Pre-warm your gaiwan and the dry leaves will release a cocoa aroma with sweet brown sugar, charcoal roasted chestnut and a lychee topnote. This tea is full bodied, and active, leaving a long lasting impression in the mouth. Subtle aroma from the soup, but what's left in the empty cup is nougat naixiang. Toasted grains at back of tongue, relatively dry, has a lot of tannin, followed by a sweet refrain. Experienced tea drinkers who don't like vulgar, high aroma, and seek yanyun / cliff spirit will love this tea. Minerally rich, smooth overall mouthfeel and physiological chaqi. Things that are harder to put your finger on but can be felt in degrees.
Bai Ji Guan 2014
An exceptional, top shelf, zhengyan Bai Ji Guan 白鸡冠 (White Cockscomb), grown within the Wuyi protected reserve. Made in the traditional method, from actual Bai Ji Guan varietal, it is yellowish, not green like many fake Bai Ji Guan. Despite being one of the four famous yancha varietals it's relatively rare to come across good Bai Ji Guan, as it hasn't been planted widely, and being quite different from other yancha styles, not everyone has the skills to get it right. From the same master as our flagship Da Hong Pao Reserve, our Bai Ji Guan is lightly roasted, with a bright yellow liquor, very fragrant aroma, floral tinged with honey, dried apricots, and Chinese medicine. Aged since 2014, it's medicinal, detoxifying properties are enhanced. The taste profile is reminiscent of aged white tea, and old dry wood.
Premium Shui Jin Gui 2016
This premium grade, fully handmade, zhengyan, Shui Jin Gui. Lightly roasted in mid-July, it's ready to drink now. The leaves have been graded and are exceptionally beautiful & clean. There is no need to rinse this tea. Exceptional fragrance, and the later steeps are gloriously sweet.