KGTea Premium Quality Da Hong Pao Tea 大红袍 (100 gms)
A truly legendary tea, Da Hong Pao means 'Big Red Robe.' There are many stories about how this tea received its name. One relates to a scholar who, on his way to the Imperial examinations, made tea from a tea bush he passed. He was the only scholar - out of 200 - to pass the exam, and was awarded the Imperial scarlet robes. The humble scholar took his red robes and wrapped them around the tea bush in gratitude. The second most common story relates to the Emperor's ailing mother, who was cured with a drink made from the special 'rock tea' bushes. The Emperor sent beautiful red robes to wrap around the original four bushes which produced this tea.
"The original Da Hong Pao is so expensive because there are hardly any of the original tea trees left,” explained a local tea master,“And antique versions are very valuable, almost priceless.”.
Da Hong Pao is an Oolong tea from the WuYi Mountains in the Fujian province of China. It grows defiantly in the gaps of the mountain boulders, which endow it with the highly prized 'yan yun' or mineral 'rock taste.' Our premium-grade Wuyi Da Hong Pao is a heavily oxidized, dark Oolong tea which offers rich aromas of roasted vegetables, sweet honey, and wet stones. The liquor is equally intriguing, colored as warm peach brandy.Due to its high quality, Da Hong Pao tea is usually reserved for honored guests in China.