Rock & Roll
Rock & Roll
Rock & Roll
Rock & Roll
$16.00

Rock & Roll

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Pure Rou Gui oolong with notes of plum, caramel and mineral

A rock star of the tea world, Rou Gui is an oolong famous for its warm, spicy flavors like those found in our medium-roasted Rock & Roll. Buzzy notes of plum and caramel add to its complexity while an electrifying minerality alludes to the craggy, mountainous terrain on which it’s grown.

If teas were people, this bad boy would be the one rockin’ til the early hours of the morning.

Contents: Pure loose leaf Rou Gui (oolong tea)

Origin: Wuyi Mountains, Fujian, China

Harvest: May 2019

Tasting Notes: Warm, spicy, plum, caramel, mineral

Meaning “cinnamon” in English, Rou Gui is said to have been named for its dry and spicy nature that becomes deeper and more pronounced with each infusion.

It is perhaps the most celebrated of the Wu Yi yan cha (or “rock teas”) that are grown in rocky, mineral-rich soil and thus possess an incredible minerality in flavor and texture that’s refined by floral, fruity or nutty accents. Even more than its flavor and the brew itself, it’s Rou Gui’s yan yun (a unique characteristic that provides lingering aromatics and a mouthwatering sensation) that make it so popular in China.

Grown from a unique varietal of the same name, this medium roasted oolong is not well known outside of its home country, making Rou Gui truly a hidden gem.

Wuyi Mountains China

Of China’s many famed tea producing regions, perhaps none are as renowned as the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. Here, centuries-old tea trees grow wild in subtropical forests, perched on steep, misty cliffs, and produce some of the finest tea in the entire country.

Because of the region’s unique biodiversity and natural beauty, many areas in Wuyishan are protected by the government, meaning the use of chemicals and pesticides is strictly prohibited. As a result, Wuyi gardens are in one of the few chemical-free agricultural zones in China.

Gachi’s partner growers in the Wuyishan region are a third-generation tea family that specializes in award-winning Wuyi rock oolongs as well as artisan black and white teas including our Oh Honey!, Wild Child and White Peony.

Grown on their land within the UNESCO-protected Wuyi Nature Reserve, the family’s tea is considered to be the highest grade from the area, and is grown without chemicals.

The family’s head teamaster guides the younger generations through the teamaking process, oversees every batch produced, and even hand crafts the most difficult-to-make teas himself. The teas are plucked meticulously and traditional methods are used to maintain quality standards.

Western Style Brewing

  • LEAF: 1.5 gram

  • TEMPERATURE: 205° F
  • WATER: 6 oz
  • TIME: 1st infusion 2 minutes; + Infusions +30 seconds
  • INFUSIONS: 3

 Chinese Style Brewing

  • LEAF: 4 grams
  • TEMPERATURE: 205° F
  • WATER: 3.3 oz (100ml)
  • TIME: 1st infusion 15 seconds; + Infusions + 5 seconds
  • INFUSIONS: 6

        Tea is packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag and recyclable tin.

        Tea Story

        Meaning “cinnamon” in English, Rou Gui is said to have been named for its dry and spicy nature that becomes deeper and more pronounced with each infusion.

        It is perhaps the most celebrated of the Wu Yi yan cha (or “rock teas”) that are grown in rocky, mineral-rich soil and thus possess an incredible minerality in flavor and texture that’s refined by floral, fruity or nutty accents. Even more than its flavor and the brew itself, it’s Rou Gui’s yan yun (a unique characteristic that provides lingering aromatics and a mouthwatering sensation) that make it so popular in China.

        Grown from a unique varietal of the same name, this medium roasted oolong is not well known outside of its home country, making Rou Gui truly a hidden gem.

        About the Grower

        Wuyi Mountains China

        Of China’s many famed tea producing regions, perhaps none are as renowned as the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. Here, centuries-old tea trees grow wild in subtropical forests, perched on steep, misty cliffs, and produce some of the finest tea in the entire country.

        Because of the region’s unique biodiversity and natural beauty, many areas in Wuyishan are protected by the government, meaning the use of chemicals and pesticides is strictly prohibited. As a result, Wuyi gardens are in one of the few chemical-free agricultural zones in China.

        Gachi’s partner growers in the Wuyishan region are a third-generation tea family that specializes in award-winning Wuyi rock oolongs as well as artisan black and white teas including our Oh Honey!, Wild Child and White Peony.

        Grown on their land within the UNESCO-protected Wuyi Nature Reserve, the family’s tea is considered to be the highest grade from the area, and is grown without chemicals.

        The family’s head teamaster guides the younger generations through the teamaking process, oversees every batch produced, and even hand crafts the most difficult-to-make teas himself. The teas are plucked meticulously and traditional methods are used to maintain quality standards.

        Brewing Instructions

        Western Style Brewing

        • LEAF: 1.5 gram

        • TEMPERATURE: 205° F
        • WATER: 6 oz
        • TIME: 1st infusion 2 minutes; + Infusions +30 seconds
        • INFUSIONS: 3

         Chinese Style Brewing

        • LEAF: 4 grams
        • TEMPERATURE: 205° F
        • WATER: 3.3 oz (100ml)
        • TIME: 1st infusion 15 seconds; + Infusions + 5 seconds
        • INFUSIONS: 6

              Packaging

              Tea is packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag and recyclable tin.