This rougui is produced by Sea Dyke and comes in a pretty double lid tin. This tin contains 100g and my tea was produced in 2016. "Zeng Cang' literally meant collection which I guessed it implied this rougui was a 'collector' grade of oolong.
This is a new tea offering by Sea Dyke and I was looking forward to this tea. I was impressed with their newer Shui Jin Gui tea which came foil packed in 12.5g and packed individually in small orange boxes. That tea was nice, mellow and smooth.
The tea leaves in this rougui tin looked plump and pleasant. I had looked forward to trying this tea.
This tea did not meet my expectations. The roast was more medium than high roasted. I suppose Sea Dyke was trying to appeal to both medium roast and high roast tea drinkers with this roast level. I wished this rougui to be higher roasted as the flavours seemed muted in my opinion. There are many high roasted oolong offerings that I enjoy from Sea Dyke but this rougui is not my cup of tea. Sigh!
Interesting. Usually, their oolongs are very roasted (almost burnt, in my view) to meet demands from other Asian countries. The fact that this one is less roasted seems to be inline with what many call the current trend in China which is inclined toward medium roast.
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