Material: 3-5 years old bushes, blended Da Hong Pao
Area: Surrounding Wuyi Mountain Scenic Reserve Area
This tea was hand-picked and traditionally charcoal-roasted (medium- High roasted).
This tea is higher roasted than our Rougui, but some of the leaves in this blend look medium-roasted.
The dried leaves have a pleasant roasted (not over-roasted burnt aroma) aroma with some dark chocolate notes.
I brewed this one with 6.5g / 90 cm3 gaiwan. You can brew this tea from 8-10 infusions easily.
This tea is suitable for the classic Dahongpao tea drinkers (meaning the traditionally roasted, darker tea, not the lightly roasted modern style). If you want to upgrade your Dahongpao experience, at an affordable price, this is it.
This tea was skilfully roasted, in the first infusion, the roasting taste is present. Then gets more delicate with subsequent infusions turning into a sweet tea with a delightful flowery aroma, that you will feel in the mouth and throat. A combination of dark chocolate notes, some mineral aspect to it and a delicate floral aroma/ taste that is perfectly balanced. A masterfully processed tea.
It has a mouth-watering thick tea-soup with a long aftertaste (mouth and throat) that will remain for a while even in the last brew when the tea is losing its strength. If you push this tea in the first and second brew it will push you back.
Note: You will be surprised by the price-quality relationship of this tea, even if you are a seasoned tea drinker. I wanted to sell a high-quality tea with a relatively low price ( considering the high price tag some teas can reach these days). To achieve this goal, I decided to make a low-profit and offer this tea along with the Qi Lan, Shui Xian and Rougui.