Spice it Up 2021 Spring Rougui Dancong Oolong



One of our premium offerings for this year, this light roasted Rougui Dancong comes from high altitude (1200m) old bushed in Wudong mountain Liziping village. Along with being charcoal roasted, these factors all contribute to creating a tea that embodies a deep fragrance, sweet aftertaste and thick mouthfeel.

The name “Rogui” means cinnamon, and while there is an undeniable cinnamon note, we mostly notice this in terms of a delicate spiciness that balances out the tea. The dominant flavour is a pastry-like quality with a nice honey sweetness. We recommend smelling the wet leaves between brews to fully take in the flavour and anticipate what’s ahead.

Although we try very hard not to be influenced by the varietal name, it’s hard to deny the dessert like qualities this tea offers, which in turn make it hard to deny drinking it.
This is a tea we strongly recommend for those with significant experience both drinking and brewing Dancong with consistent and good results.

This is a premium Dancong and therefore comes at more of a premium price. If you are still getting acquainted with the various Dancong varietals or still getting the hang of brewing them properly (it can be tricky), we recommend starting out with something like our Milanxiang. This will allow you to develop your taste and hone your skills without spending more on teas that may not show their full potential.

Please note that the 250g size does not include a tin.


We recommend brewing this tea using Chaozhou style gongfu brewing. Here’s how it’s done:

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3 reviews for Spice it Up 2021 Spring Rougui Dancong Oolong

  1. 5 out of 5


    Surprisingly full-bodied with sweet notes after swallowing, I felt like soaking myself in the bakery house with tea party with this tea alone.
    Slight dryness building up in the long run triggers me to keep steeping and drinking and it’s energy is awakening and having much fun. A very special tea for my special occasion definitely.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Surprisingly sweet, with a very thick mouthfeel. A very unique dancong, warm, roasty, spicy, and yet still quite floral. Shockingly low amount of bitterness for a dancong too.

  3. 5 out of 5


    My personal favourite of this year’s Bitterleaf oolong selection. A deep and substantial offering that provides good texture and a wide range of flavour. I get spices, dark fruits, nuttiness, and even some citrus rind in a way I expect more from puerh.

    Better than average number of brews, an excellent finish, nice and thick mouthfeel…It’s a great tea in all respects.

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