Da Hong Pao
This is perhaps the most famous of the Wuyi oolongs, Da Hong Pao, meaning ‘Big Red Robe’. It hails from the UNESCO World Heritage site in the Wuyi mountains of northern Fujian province, China and is known as a ‘rock tea’ due to the rocky terroir on which it grows.
Legend has it that during the Ming dynasty, a scholar cured an Emperor’s ailing mother with this tea, after hundreds of doctors had failed to cure her. The Emperor then ordered the tea bushes to be cloaked in red robes to honour them.
This tea is grown and produced by the award winning Chen family who produce some of the highest grade oolongs from Wuyishan, grown on zhenyan, or rocky soils. As with all the teas we select, this has been grown without the use of any pesticides or chemicals as this area is strictly protected by the government.
This is a rich tea with wonderfully complex flavours of minerals, stone fruit and dark cocoa, along with a smooth aftertaste. The leaves are roasted over charcoal, allowing a deeper oxidisation than most oolongs.
We are offering this delicious oolong in perfect sample sized bags of 8g.