Strongly fermented oolong tea : Wu Yi Da Hong Pao

Wu Yi Da Hong Pao

Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province
Wu Yi Da Hong Pao
Wu Yi Da Hong Pao
Wu Yi Da Hong Pao

The Wuyi Mountains, which are called «kingdom of tea plants», have for ages being famous not only for its picturesque views, but also wonderful tea. Already in the times of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) tea had been grown here, which was considered a valuable present. The Wuyi Mountains are located in the North-East of Fujian province. Tea here doesnt grow in typical terrace plantations, but in shadow clefts between rocks. Local climate with warm winter, cool summer, lots of rains and fogs is ideally suitable for tea growing. That is why Wu Yi Da Hong Pao is one, the best and brightest representatives of the local tea, gets truly outstanding qualities. Characteristic features of Wu Yi Da Hong Pao are also conditioned by special processing technology. To make rock teas from tea plants after the top tip is formed people pluck tree-four top leaves (when the very first leaf is already straightened, its size is 1.5 times smaller than the second leaf). Carefully selected leaves got strongly fermented, fried several times, rolled and dried on an open fire according to an old family technology.

 Rich, amber-orange drink with golden lights has deep and long lasting floral fruit aroma, which is distinctive in its metamorphoses and more lasting than in other sorts of rock tea. Exceptionally strong and fresh taste with its richness has absolutely no bitter acerbity, it leaves long lasting bright fruit after taste which is framed with light sweetness and baked notes.