Da Hong Pao Oolong
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Enter the world of ancient legends and enjoy the essence of Mount Wuyi with Da Hong Pao Oolong. Exalted as the king of the famous five stone oolong teas, this legendary tea originates from the magnificent Wuyi Mountain Range, nestled between the Fujian and Jiangxi provinces of China. Its roots stretch back to the early 18th century and have fascinated generations with its remarkable history and unique flavors.
According to legend, Da Hong Pao tea has healing powers when it cured the illness of a Ming Dynasty emperor's mother. In honor of this extraordinary tea, the emperor clothed the tea bush in a large red cloak and named it "Da Hong Pao" or "Great Red Cloak".
Da Hong Pao is a tea that creates depth and richness, carefully crafted with care. Cultivated on Bai Yun Yan Mountain, within the Zhengyan Protected Area of Wuyi, it is nourished in a breathtaking environment with nine majestic peaks and cliffs reaching towards the sky. The mineral-rich and fast-draining landscape gives the tea unique properties and makes it a favorite among tea enthusiasts.
Each leaf is carefully produced by hand and undergoes a slow roasting process over charcoal, giving the tea a comforting warmth, smooth roast and a wonderful nutty flavor. We recommend that you let these roasted oolong teas age for at least 6 months to allow the "fiery" flavor from the charcoal to reduce and reveal its full potential.
As you embark on this sensual journey, prepare to be enchanted by the captivating aromas and flavors that Da Hong Pao reveals. Dry leaves awaken your senses with hints of dried cherries and a hint of rum, while the moist leaves offer a symphony of peach, vanilla and dark baked bread.
As the vibrant orange-brown drink fills your cup, anticipation rises. Take your first sip and let the slightly viscous texture envelop your palate. Enjoy the flavors that are revealed - a harmonious blend of panna cotta, cooked peaches, fudge and a subtle hint of cherry caramel. With each sip, the tea leaves a juicy, tickling sensation followed by a lingering sweetness reminiscent of exotic mangosteen fruits.
In addition to the flavors, Da Hong Pao awakens a gentle feeling of calm and warmth in your body. When you taste this outstanding tea, you will find yourself transported to the majestic Wuyi Mountains and feel connected to centuries of tradition and the embrace of nature.
Discover the secrets of Mount Wuyi with Da Hong Pao Emperor Oolong Tea - an extraordinary sensual experience that transcends time and captures the essence of China's exalted tea culture.