2021 Spring Rougui Baozhong
Harvested by hand: April 7th, 2021
Origin: Pinglin, Wenshan
Process: Lightly to medium oxidized Baozhong, twisted leaves, well dried.
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.
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.
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.