Rougui tea

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Rougui tea
Rou Gui (Traditional) Oolong tea leaf.jpg Rou Gui (Traditional) Oolong tea leaf close.jpg
TypeWuyi oolong

OriginWuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China

Quick descriptionCassia (Chinese cinnamon) aroma


Rougui tea (Chinese: 肉桂; pinyin: ròuguì chá; pronounced [ɻôu.kwêi ʈʂʰǎ]) is a variety of the tea plant, commonly grown in the Wuyi Mountains and processed into oolong tea. The name literally means "cassia". The tea can be difficult to prepare,[clarification needed][citation needed] but its distinctive sweet aroma can be brought out up to 7 steepings.[citation needed] It was first developed during the Qing dynasty.[citation needed]

This tea may be traditionally processed producing a dark dry leaf and a rich smell or processed according to new consumer standards,[clarification needed] giving it a leaf of mixed color and a more fruity aroma.