The legendary tea of China, made from unique mountain tea plants with brown greenish color of leaves and strong flower fragrance.
Among all Bohea teas, Da Hong Pao has the best reputation. Da Hong Pao, Chinese name of Big Red Robe Wuyi Oolong, is a legend of Chinese tea, because of many mythic stories about it.
Anyway it’s true that this tea very rare. It’s said only few hundred grams available each year. The “True” Da Hong Pao is almost impossible to get because the original Da Hong Pao is made from the tea plants grown in a cliff in Wuyi mountain. That place is called “The Cave of Nine Dragons”.
During the year, the vapor fountain from clefts between stones fertilize the four “Da Hong Pao” tea plants growing there almost a thousand years. Da Hong Pao plants are incomparable creation of the nature. Even small weight portions of “True” Da Hong Pao is selling at extremely high price.
The Da Hong Pao tea available in tea market is produced from tea trees which were taken from the original “Da Hong Pao” plants from the cliff and then reproduced.
The tightly twisted leaves of Da Hong Pao have brown greenish color. The orange tea liquid charms by its strong flower aroma. Even after nine infusions, the floral fragrance, like sweet-scented osmanthus,
still remains. After tasting, the flavor will last in your mouth for a long time.
Place one teaspoon of tea per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Switch the kettle off, before it boils, when you hear the water rumbling. Add the hot, but not boiling, water and infuse for 3 minutes. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling.