2012 Spring Dark Rock Wuyi Dahongpao (Dark Rope)
The emperor sent the symbolic red robes of nobility to the farmer who saved his wife, granting him land and status. In gratitude, the farmer named the tea Big Red Robe, and continued to climb the cliff each year to pick tea for the empress to remind her of their shared home in the Wuyi Mountains. This premium Dahongpo is grown on the rocky mountain in Wuyishan and every leaf is handpicked and delicately roasting this tea in bamboo baskets over charcoal embers to bring out the natural minerality of the Ancient Wuyi Shan.
The warm, chocolatey savory-sweet notes of Big Red Robe kick off each brewing session. The lovely mineral texture continues hand-in-hand with warm cozy flavor fora big, engaging texture throughout long brewing sessions.
(Some Photos credits go to our tea farmers)
2012 Spring Dark Rock Wuyi Dahongpao - Dark Robe
Origin: Wuyi Mountain, Nanping City, Fujian Province, China
Date of Pick: 2012 Spring
Bud to Leaf Ratio: 1 bud or 1 bud : 1 leaf
Taste: Mellow and thick taste with slight floral sweetness. Warm, roasted chocolatey savory-sweet & prominent distinctive yanyun “charming rocky rhyme”
Tea Bush : C.sinensis cv. Dahongpao ( Qi Dan variety )
Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)