The Wuyi Mountain terrior (placeness) in China, is historically speaking, the world's first tea terrior for oolong and black teas and no tea from Wuyi is more celebrated than the Big Red Robe (Da Hong Pao in Chinese). The scenery is breath-taking with mountain gorges, red mountains rising steeply into the sky and incredibly varied and lush plant life.
The first Big Red Robe tea trees are now more than 400 years old.Growing on steep cliffs in the Wuyi mountains in China, it develops a distinct minerality that comes across almost like Scotch. The heavy roast makes for a robust, layered brew that adds chocolate, nuts, and charcoal on top of the tea's honeyed sweetness.
- Cultivar - Big Red Robe
- Picked - Spring
- Oxidisation level - 40%
What to Look For
Tight and dark tea leaves.Plucking once a year from the single origin tree.Moderately oxidized with heavy roasts.
Its flavor evolve from a mineral aroma into fruity and floral tones with each infusion.
It develops a distinct minerality that comes across almost like Scotch. The heavy roast makes for a robust, layered brew that adds chocolate, nuts, and charcoal on top of the tea's honeyed sweetness.
Elegant Gift Box
Four individual little boxes contain 11 prepack single pouches.The gift box is decorated with chinese enthic floral elements which mean fortune and luck.
As the most famous wuyi oolong tea,this darker tea can brew up as thick and intense as coffee, and if you're a coffee fan looking to get into tea, they're a great place to start.