From high in the Wuyi Mountains, near the Nine Dragon Cave, this is one of the most delicious and luxurious Rock Oolongs in the world and has a famous legend as to how it got its name. Read on below!
origin: Wuyi Mountain, (North) Fujian Province, China
type: Oolong tea
wp-svg-icons custom_icon=”last-try” wrap=”i”] flavour: complex, floral, mineral, roasted nuts
aroma: floral, chocolate
pouch size: 20g (20 cups)
Da Hong Pao is the most famous “Yancha” or “Rock Oolong” and is perhaps the finest oolong from China. The Da Hong Pao cultivar traces its routes to a UNESCO world heritage site where tea bushes grow on a rocky cliff next to the “Nine Dragon Cave” in the mineral-rich Wuyi mountain soil. This original plant has stood for thousands of years and can still be visited today. Da Hong Pao is grown from clones of the original Da Hong Pao trees in the area close to the famous Cave in the Wuyi Mountains of North Fujian.
This Da Hong Pao is an incredibly sensuous example with dark brown twisted leaves melting into a dark, earthy complex liquor that mystifies with its strong floral notes.
add 3-4 tea leaves
heat water to 80C
infuse for 3 min
resteep up to 3 times