Tea

#009 Emperor's New Clothes

Size
£2.50
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Tea Type: Oolong

Region: Wuyi Mountain, Wuyi City, Fujian Province

Country: China

Harvest: 2016 

Tasting Notes

Taking its name from a Ming dynasty legend, this is the famous Big Red Robe, otherwise known as Da Hong Pao.

This incredible tea is harvested from the volcanic rich Wuyi Mountains. Fresh rainwater filters through huge monolithic rocks producing an exceptionally honest, intense, flavour.

Think dark chocolate with floral notes, deep roasted with a mild smokiness.

 Just rinse the dry leaf with freshly boiled water then brew normally. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy multiple infusions.  Can be made in a pot or in a gaiwan and served Gong Fu style.

Best time to drink

On cold and windy days, curl up with a good book and a large cup.  Perfect mid morning, afternoon and early evening.

 

 

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