Rou Gui

One of the most famous Wuyi rock teas, this prized, large leaf, hand-made oolong tea is full bodied with hallmark mineral notes. The carefully charcoal roasting process entails 3 roasting periods with alternating periods of resting which span over 3 months. The deep roasted flavor reveals complex elements of spice, cooked fruit and floral notes. It also has an exceptional creamy quality in aroma, taste and mouth feel. The name is roughly translated as "cinnamon" or sometimes "osmanthus".  Made by Sun Tianxi near Tianxin village. Brewing: 2 tbsp, 190 deg, 30 sec, 8 inf.