Jade Buddha Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe)

Sold in 50g increments. From the famous mountains of Wuyi in Fujian Province comes over 600 varieties of oolong, but only the tea picked from bushes grown in the Wuyi National Scenic Area can be called Zheng Yan Cha (Authentic Rock Tea). Of the many kinds of Big Red Robe grown in this small area (70 sq km), the Jade Buddha is the best.

Our Zheng Yan Jade Buddha is amazingly rich, complex, sweet with apricots and other fruits, with toasty notes. This is the Big Red Robe that has all the complexity and flavor. The leaves are huge, some are three inches long, and you can brew these leaves many times. Some people say they wake the the next morning and they can still taste this tea.

Da Hong Pao can be stored for 1-2 years in a dry, air- and light-tight container. Brewing tips: oolongs can be brewed in a gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Preheat vessel and cups with near boiling water (85-95°C or 185-200°F). Fill 1/3 to 1/2 of the volume with tea and add water and push off the bubbles with the lid as you cover and pour out this wash. Add more water, cover and infuse for 10-15 seconds, depending on taste. Pour tea into preheated cups and serve. Infusion can be repeated six or more times, increasing the infusion time as necessary.

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