Wuyi Da Hong Pao
Wu Yi Rock Tea is a special series of oolongs from Northern Fujian. Wu Yi is the mountain range which is considered the birthplace of oolong tea, however not all Wu Yi teas are Rock Teas. Wu Yi Yen Cha (Rock Tea) refers to a variety of oolong teas from a small microclimate and soil type located within the Wu Yi Mountain range. One of the distinct properties of these teas is that they are grown in a soil that is rich in manganese, magnesium and potassium.
Da Hong Pao is the most famous tea variety from the exclusive Rock Tea area. Da Hong Pao means Big Red Robe, also known as the King of Rock Tea, is the original tea bush variety of Wu Yi Rock Tea. This batch of Da Hong Pao is more lightly oxidized and lightly roasted than usual, offering the true varietal character which has a pit fruit flavor and unique floral complexity.