We are proud to offer this incredible tea: a roasted, honeyed oolong from the steep Wuyi Mountains in northern Fujian Province with a roasted, oaken flavor that lingers on the pallet long after finishing the last drop and leaves a memory of damp fall leaves drifting to the forest floor or heaped in a backyard. This tea captivated our imagination and our intrigue immediately by way of its flavor, production, and aging.
The Wuyi Mountains, renowned for their snakes and diverse geology, are also famous for their dark oolongs. In the legend of Da Hong Pao, hundreds of years ago, a very ill nobleman was lost and wandering through the Wuyi Mountains when he came upon a village. The gracious villagers fed him a brew made from the leaves of a special tree. He quickly regained his health and strength and was so impressed by the healing properties of the tree that he took off his brilliant red robe and hung it on the tree to indicate its power. They say that the same tree still stands and all Da Hong Pao tea bushes can be traced back to the original.