Also known as Da Hong Pao or “big red robe” this rock oolong from the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian province is a truly unique dark oolong. It is said that the mother of the Emperor in the Ming Dynasty was very ill but after drinking this tea was cured, the Emperor then sent big red robes to clothe the tea bushes as a sign of admiration.
Rock Oolong has a unique flavour and hints at a black tea while still being considered an Oolong. It has heavily oxidized to around 75-80% and exudes notes of roasted mushrooms, whole wheat toast, marmalade, barley, brown rice and orange peels. On the palate a smooth tea low in tannins and acids with notes of mushroom broth and Greaves apricot jam.
$12.95 per 25 grams.
Region: Fujian, China | Elevation: 800m
Serving: 3g | Temp: 85C | Steep time: 3min
Ingredients: organic oolong tea