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Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea Fujian

Warm roasted aroma, floral and fruity

$3.00
Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea Fujian

Warm roasted aroma, floral and fruity

Rating:
89% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Wuyi Mountain, Nanping City, Fujian Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 30, 2017

Dry Leaf: 

Fat and bold strips of evenly shaped, black bloom glossy

Aroma: 

Warm roasted aroma with delightful floral flavor

Liquor: 

Bright orange yellow in color

Taste: 

Mellow and thick taste with slight floral sweetness, prominent distinctive yanyun “charming rocky rhyme”

Tea Bush:

C.sinensis cv. Dahongpao ( Qi Dan variety )

Tea Garden:

Huxiao Yan Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

24 Months

Angel's Comment:

This Da Hong Pao is a perfect choice for people who want to discover Wuyi Rock Da Hong Pao teas or for oolong lovers that want to find a Da Hong Pao for their daily teas.

Certification:

Eurofins Certification

This wuyi Da Hong Pao Teavivre provides will be a perfect choice for people who want to discover Wuyi Rock Da Hong Pao teas or for oolong lovers that want to find a Da Hong Pao for their daily teas. The tea presents characteristic such as its high and long lasted floral fragrance, smooth, rich, sweet and refreshing aftertaste.

Wuyi oolong tea is also known as Rock Tea or Yancha which is produced in northern Fujian. The tea leaves in this family are long and curly rather than ball-shaped, and are more oxidized and roasted than their southern cousin Tie Guan Yin. Wuyi tea is not a single tea variety, but refers to collective teas grown on the Wuyi Mountain.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
4 Teaspoons / 5g Tea 8g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 6 steeps: rinse, 15s, 25s, 35s, 60s, 100s, 160s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Huxiao Yan Tea Garden is located in Wuyi mountain area where plenty of tea gardens are around. Huxiao Yan is a famous scenic area in Wuyi, here’s a legend that it is named because of an immortal riding a tiger (Hu) here and growling (xiao). Another legend is that there’s a hole on the rock which occurs sound like tiger growling when wind passing by.

Huxiao Yan Tea Garden

Tea Farmer

Mr. Kong has been involved in the tea industry for more than ten years, and focuses on providing high quality teas to tea lovers, and on producing increasingly natural, safe, and healthy teas. Asked how he feels about tea culture, Mr. Kong says: “Tea culture is a concept which is different for people in different areas. Although it is complex, one thing’s for sure, and that is just like managing an enterprise, tea culture also needs to be managed to keep up with its fast pace of development in the modern world.”

Origin

Da Hong Pao originated from wild rare tea plants that were found growing on the cliff of Wuyi Mountain. There still remains the stone carve of “大红袍” by a Monk in Tianxin temple in 1927. There at Wuyi Mountain the sunshine is short, more reflected light and the temperature different between day and night. There always have a spring trickle flow from the top of the cliff. This particular natural environment creates the specific quality of Da Hong Pao Tea.

Map of Wuyi

Tea Bush

The origin mother trees of Da Hong Pao are grown on the Tianxin Rock of Wuyi Mountain in Fujian and there’re only six mother trees left. After years of cultivating by tea cultivation experts, in 1982 the Dahongpao varieties is reproductive success and then grown massively. In 1988 the reproductive Dahongpao varieties was equality to the quality of the mother trees tasted by tea examine experts. The Dahongpao varieties belong to shrub with semi-spread tree crown and thick branches. The shape of leaf is wide oval shape and glossy dark green in color. Tea buds are fat with tender pekoe.

Da Hong Pao Tea Bush

History

According to legend, the mother of a Ming Dynasty emperor was cured of an illness by a certain tea, and that emperor sent great red robes to clothe the four bushes from which that tea originated. Three of these original bushes, growing on a rock on Mount Wuyi and reportedly dates back to the Song Dynasty, still survive today and are highly venerated. At one point, less than one kilogram of tea was harvested from these plants each year, of which a portion was retained by the Chinese government.

The Da Hong Pao Tea has been older than a hundred years and has become the rare treasure. The six huge tea bushes have been protected by the nation. It was allowed to pick every spring before, but this has been forbidden since 2006. Nowadays people use asexual reproduction has been successfully developed hundreds of acres with the seed tree features the same characters of Da Hong Pao Tea. As long as having the same characteristics of the female characters, whether it is a second generation, three generation or even 20 generations, has the same varieties significance as the female. Therefore, all from the original reproduction of suckling tea are really Da Hong Pao Tea.

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