Da Hong Pao spring 2013

Da Hong Pao spring 2013

Sort of Tea: Da Hong Pao

Origin: Wuyishan Mountains, Fujian Province, China

Content according to the Chinese classification: elite oolong tea

Da Hong Pao – the emperor or rock teas, comes from the ravine of Wuyishan Mountains, where there still exist the four ancient species of tea trees. The name of the tree originates from an age-old legend. According to the legend, the tea had healed the empress from a severe disease, and as a sign of the highest honor, the emperor ordered to throw his embroidered ceremonial robe over the tea bush. Da Hun Pao grows in the midst of rocky ravines under the shroud of their misty haze. After picking, selected with special care curved tea leaves are then processed on the open fire. The large curved tea leaves, having kept the daintiness of their natural shape, are glossy brownish-black with tints of green. The tea’s golden-amber infusion features a deep and long-lasting aroma as well as an exceptionally strong taste, which ends in a lingering floral and fruity aftertaste and an interesting hint of slight sweet with notes of baking.