Handpicked at over 4,500 feet high in the rich volcanic soils of the Wuyi Mountains, this tea is COFCC Certified Organic. It's a pure wild tea with tender and thick long-shaped smooth brown and green tea leaves, with dark red edges. This is a rare, special Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe), with a unique rock aroma unlike any other. You feel it mellow, smooth, round and somewhat complicated with various tastes blended. You'll be further overwhelmed by its fragrance! Rich, lingering fully around your nose and mouth, a special "rock aroma"!
Wuyi Mountain Farmers Collective This is an incredible farmer’s collective deep in the mountains of Wuyi Shan(Wuyi Mountain). The farmer’s livelihood comes from Wuyi Oolong and Wuyi Black teas. This is a rare village wherein the profits are divided equally amongst the group, which is truly “fair trade.” They are like a big family as their village of less than 50 people has a courtyard in its center and is surrounded by beautiful mountains. The houses are all clean and in good condition with organic vegetables growing all around. Their teas are exquisite, and indeed are some of the best we have seen come out of Wuyi Mountain in recent years. Furthermore, the Wuyi Mountain Farmer’s Collective also has some very rare, wild teas that they harvest from a local bamboo forest, in addition to other rare, wild, ancient tea tree forests that they have been harvesting for generations. Buy any of the teas below and support the livelihood of this wonderful village.
2018 Late Summer
Our Wild Rock is the most famous of all the Oolongs. According to a legend, a scholar fell ill en-route to Beijing to take the Imperial Examination. A monk cured him using the tea leaves plucked from Six Tea Bushes. When he returned later, having passed his Examination with flying colors, he offered a Red Robe (Da Hong Pao) as a gesture of gratitude. Personally, we have found genuine Da Hong Pao to be the most difficult Wuyi tea to the source. Our Da Hong Pao is handpicked at a staggering height of over 4,500 feet high. What gives this Da Hong Pao such flavor, such incredible energy, and such vitality is that it grows out of the nutrient-rich volcanic soil of the Wuyi Mountains. It is the surrounding environment that can make tea wonderful (or not), and the environment enveloping these tea trees is truly magical. Picture ancient, volcanic rock face mountains, flowing emerald green rivers, rich bamboo and pine forests and the mystical fog that engulfs the mountains every morning. So much life, so much beauty, all absorbed by this special tea.