Place of Origin
Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China
Month and Year of Picking
Boasting fruity mandarin and banana notes, along with a lovely honey-like sweetness.
Rock Like Da Hong Pao, Bai Rui Xiang is a fantastic representative of the Wuyi rock oolongs. Its so called “rock charm” is exemplified by a rich mineral body, but it also presents a rather alluring palate of tropical fruits.
Although Bui Rui Xiang isn't as well known as Da Hong Pao, it's an excellent choice for the aspiring rock oolong connoisseur. Bui Rui Xiang is supposed to possess a particularly good “cha qi”, or “tea energy”, which is the supreme mark of quality when it comes to evaluating Chinese teas. Its delicately rolled leaves are also sought after for their exquisite finish and long lasting flavour.
Bui Rui Xiang works well as an introduction to the Chinese rock oolong genre, but it's also a great pick for those looking to explore Wuyi teas in greater depth, and its complex aroma certainly delivers in terms of value for money.
Read about teas from Wuyi area here.
This tea is sold in 30g pouches.
Western method: Use 3g per 200ml in 95°C water. Brew for 2 minutes. Re-infuse to taste.
Gong fu method: Use 5g per 100ml in 95°C water. Brew for 10 seconds. Add 5 seconds to each subsequent infusion.