Among all Bohea teas, Da Hong Pao has the best reputation. Da Hong Pao is a myth of Chinese tea, since so many mythic stories about it but so rare it is--it's said only several liangs available each year. The "TRUE" Da Hong Pao is nearly impossible to gain.
The original Da hong pao is made from the tea plants which grown in a cliff in Wuyi mountain. The location of that cliff is named "Nine Drgaon Cave" . Throughout the year, the transudatory fountain from crevices between rocks nourish the four "Da hong pao" tea plants which survive after one thousand years. Da hong pao plants is the natural peerless production. Each liang of "TURE" Da hong pao is sold at thousands US dollars.
The tightly twisted leaves of Da hong pao are greenish brown in color. The orange tea liquid come with strong floral fragrance. Even after nine infusions, the floral fragrance like sweet-scented osmanthus still remain. After tasting, the fragrance will last in your mouth for long time.
The Da hong pao tea available in tea market is made from tea plants which cloned from the original "Da hong pao" plants in cliff.
To Enjoy: Place one teaspoon per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Switch the kettle off, before it boils, when you hear the water rumbling. Add the hot, but not boiling, water and infuse for 3 minutes. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling.
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Unfortunately this tea has gone up since I first started ordering it (believe 500gram for roughly $22), but what doesn't eventually go up in price these days?! I still believe this tea to be a great value at the price. It is a fine dark wulong that has very pleasant flavor. A good staple tea to have in the cupboard. It's a great tea for introducing your friends and family (or yourself!) to the wonderful world of loose leaf tea. It is mildly sweet, has slight shades of cacao/chicory(?) with a roasted feature to the taste; kind of like the tea one might get at some local Chinese restaurants, but with more flavor and better taste. If you've never tried a dark roasted Da Hong Pao/rock wulong style tea, this is a great place to start.
This is a very smooth tea that you can even enjoy with a dab of honey. You don't need a lot of sweetener because it is so smooth. The family loves it. It is packed tightly with a seal and plastic.