Organic "Big Red Robe" Da Hong Pao Oolong Tea

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Once, when a young monk fell ill and couldn’t fall asleep he asked the wise tea master Lao Cha: 

— Sensei, tell me the legend of the Big Red Robe.

— Sure, but listen carefully:

 

Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) oolong tea is always regarded as the famous Wuyi Rock tea and has a reputation of being the “King of Teas”. 

The legend of the Big Red Robe Oolong Tea is that the mother of one of the Ming Dynasty Emperor that was dying from an unknown illness was cured by this tea. The Emperor then ordered to cover with big red robes the tea plants that saved his mother. The six original “mother-plants” of Da Hong Pao are still growing on Wuyi Mountains and are greatly venerated. 

 



Three times roasted using traditional wood charcoal, this high mountain oolong is sweet, with a touch of spice and deep floral and roast aromas. The taste of the tea changes with each infusion. Sweet and roasted at the beginning, followed by mellow and thick, after which it acquires a slight bitterness and turns gentle and mild closer to the end. 

With time Da Hong Pao Oolong Tea could get richer, mellower and acquire a more complex taste. 

 

Place of Origin: Panlan Village, Luofang, Fujian Province (900-1200m)
Tea Type: Oolong tea
Harvest date: May 2018
Plucking Standard: One bud with three leaves
Dry Leaf: Thick and bold, glossy, evenly shaped strips
Aroma: Roasted aroma with a delightful floral taste
Taste: Mellow and thick, mineral and sweet, with a touch of spice and a distinctive yanyun “charming rocky rhyme”
Tea Bush: Rou Gui & Shui Xian
Caffeine level: Medium

 

How to brew loose leaf tea, Western Method:

 

Brewing guidelines:

     195℉ / 90℃ 

 4g    3-4min

 6g    Rinse. Then 10sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion 


How to brew loose leaf tea, Gong Fu style: 

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