Our Da Hong Pao ‘Scarlett Robe’ is rich and full-bodied. It is a complex tea that is notably floral and exhibits wood, mineral and tobacco notes. The finish is long and sweet.
Da Hong Pao is the most famous Yan Cha (“cliff” tea) of the Wuyi Shan region. This classic tea is known as “the king of Wuyi Shan”. Oolong teas from the Wuyi mountains are famous for their “yan yun” or rock rhythm flavour that describes the rocky terrain in and around the tea gardens giving the teas their unique flavour.
Origin: Xincun, Wuyi Shan, Fujian
Flavour profile: Full-bodied | Floral | Wood
Processing highlights: The picking standard for our Da Hong Pao is 3 open leaves that are plucked and sorted by hand. The leaves undergo outdoor withering and are oxidised to around 70%. This tea is traditionally roasted over charcoal 3 times resulting in a medium baking level.
Cultivar: Bei Dou
Tea Master: Ms. Chen