Da Hong Pao
Grower: Zhou Shi Wu & Cindy Chen of Wuyishan Rock Tea Village
Origin: Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China
Harvest Date: May 15, 2014
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The name Da Hong Pao/Big Red Robe comes from tea myths, as is the case for many Chinese teas. According to legend, an emperor once sent his luxurious robes to protect four tea bushes on Wuyishan, after the tea demonstrated amazing healing qualities for his mother, and saved her life. The tea is famous for its distinct mineral undertones and sweet-tart dried fruit flavors. This particular lot has powerful charcoal overtones and persistent flavors.
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Recommended Brewing Instructions: Use 1tsp (~3g) per 250ml cup. Brew for 1 minute.
- 195F for a smoother, sweeter profile.
- 205F for a stronger, more complex profile.
This tea can be rebrewed up to 5 times, with hotter water and longer infusions.