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Dahongpao

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Dahongpao, a premier Oolong tea, is the most famous among Wuyi Famous Bushes. The original plants (mother plants) grow at Jiulongchao, amid the steep cliffs of Mount Wuyi, nurtured by the various mountain springs. The organic ingredients in the water and the soil make an ideal environment for Dahongpao.

The mother plants are invaluable treasures. Today, there are only six Dahongpao trees in Jiulongchao. For hundreds of years, they have been giving only small yields. In the 1980s, the local tea research center successfully planted Dahongpao in other areas of Wuyi having similar environment. In 2006, the local municipal government issued laws to protect the mother plants, including banning cropping and closely monitoring the environment, to prolong the lifespan of the mother plants.

Features of Dahongpao

Carefully picked and processed, each leaf is compact, bright green edged with red. The tea liquid is bright yellow. The most outstanding features are its strong fragrance of orchids and the sweet “charm of rock” aftertaste. Dahongpao endures repeated infusions (term henceforth used for brewing leaves). In 1988, the first Wuyi Famous Bushes Evaluation Conference was held, during which Dahongpao was infused with water nine times without losing its taste. (Other Famous Bushes are tasteless after the seventh infusion.)

 

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  • Oolong Corner 2014-5-16 09:25

    teamkrejados: I was told there is a tea beneficial to every animal of the zodiac. Oolong tea is supposed to be the best tea for tigers. Are you a tiger? I am!
    you mean zodiac? I am a Snake.

  • Oolong Corner 2014-5-16 09:24

    teamkrejados: I was told there is a tea beneficial to every animal of the zodiac. Oolong tea is supposed to be the best tea for tigers. Are you a tiger? I am!
    I was , but now I'm not. I'am trying to be a cat.

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