What Is Da Hong Pao - Oolong Tea

What Is Da Hong Pao - Oolong Tea

Da Hong Pao is also called Wuyi Rock Tea, Red Robe Tea, and it is the king of Wuyi Mountain five famous tea. It is produced in Wuyi, Fujian, China, a pure natural organic tea garden. It grows in the gap between the rocks, giving it a unique flavor - "the taste of rock", it is also known as "Rock Rhyme". It looks a bit different from other oolongs, with dark and slightly curly leaves, and it is full of rich aroma and smooth taste. In addition, its tea aroma can last a long time and other tea is difficult to do this.

It is said that the name of the Da Hong Pao comes from several different stories. Some stories say that the tea trees are so respected that they are called Da Hong Pao by the Chinese emperor who has been rewarded with a scarlet robe draped over tea trees. Some people say that the name of the Da Hong Pao is a poetic description of the color of tea trees, when the light of evening casts through their newly-grown leaves.

In any case, at least in the last century, the characters of "Da Hong Pao" have been carved in the rock on the cliff edge of Wuyi Mountain. Several tea trees here are the ancestors of the modern Da Hong Pao tea tree, and after careful breeding and cultivation, they have developed into a Da Hong Pao tea plantation in Wuyi. In 1985, Da Hong Pao was sold on the market, because of its low yiedl and high-quality, it is very expensive.

Natural geography
There is mild climate, and the annual average temperature between 18 ~ 18.5 ℃. The rainfall is very abundant, the annual rainfall about 2000mm. There are quiet streams between the rock valleys, and there are quiet streams, mountain perennial clouds filled, the average relative humidity of about 80%. Most of the tea plantations surrounded by mountains as a barrier, sunshine shorter.

Variety characteristics
The plant is shrub type, the tree height can reach more than 2 meters, the trunk is still obvious, branches more dense, leaf tip oblique growth, and the tea leaves generally 6 ~ 7cm, wide general 3cm around, the middle leaf type, nearly broad oval.
Robe Tea shape of the tight knot,the color green and fresh, the soup color orange bright after brewing. The most prominent quality of the red robe is the fragrant aroma, incense high and long-lasting, and there is obvious "Rock rhyme".

Tea Processing
Wuyi Rock tea has a unique method of making tea, especially Robe tea production method is very complex, the production time is relatively long. The traditional making tea progress are: drying, shaking, frying, rubbing, baking, picking up, re-fire, sub-screen, accumulation, and so on more than a dozen processes. The key production steps of produce tea is that people must master "see tea leaves do green", "see the weather to do green", which is the computer can not be completed. Therefore, The method of making Dahongpao was included in the "National Intangible Cultural Heritage List" by China, and it is reporting the world's intangible cultural heritage. With the development of industrialization, many tea plants have been product tea by machine, but its production methods is the same with traditional production method.

Related anecdotes
According to legend, the Ming Dynasty, a person to the capital examination, and when passing Wuyi Mountain, he was suddenly sick and stomach pain unbearable, occasionally met a monk and gave him a cup of tea to drink, the pain immediately stopped. After that person in the test champion, come back to the monk thanks, and with the jar to bring the tea back to the capital. Champion returned to the court, just met the queen was sick, then put the tea out to the queen, the Queen gradually recovered after drinking the tea. the emperor is very happy and reward a red robe, command champion personally went to the tea garden, Red robe draped over the tea tree, at the same time sent people to care the tea, and picking all the tea and tribute it to the court, no one can keep secretly. Since then, Wuyi Mountain Robe tea became the royal tribute tea, Robe tea reputation also spread.

Please Note: Our Da Hong Pao does not use any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides during the growth, we guarantee that the tea is 100% pure-natural.