2021 Spring Rougui Baozhong


Metallic Flowers

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Cultivar: RouGui

Harvested by hand: April 7th, 2021

Origin: Pinglin, Wenshan

Process: Lightly to medium oxidized Baozhong, twisted leaves, well dried.

1. View

The dry leaves have a mostly a dark green color. The light yellow brew has a very good transparency. The open leaves show signs of oxidation on the edges, which means a more traditional processing.

2. Scents

The dry scents of the leaves are very unusual. They contain notes of Provence herbs, spices, wood and flowers. The brew has a refined fragrances of metallic flowers turning progressively into peaches. There are also notes of wet soil near a river.

3. Taste

The taste is clean and sweet. Its aftertaste has length thanks to a slight astringency that prolongs the sweetness. It coats the palate with pleasure!

Conclusion: Rougui is a relatively new and popular cultivar in WuYi. Its leaves are larger than most Taiwanese cultivars. It's interesting to taste its Wenshan adaptation in the fresh Baozhong style. 

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