This Grand Cru is a roasted, intermediately oxidised oolong. Its name, Da Hong Pao, means "big red robe". The Yancha, or "rock tea", is the most famous. It is harvested in the Wuyi mountains of Fujian province, using the Qi Dan tea plant.
This excellent Da Hong Pao is a delight thanks to its toasted, fruity and floral notes which develop against a highly smooth texture.
To deploy all the aromatic complexity, the leaves should be infused multiple times with the traditionnal chinese method, the Gong Fu Cha.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Fujian, China
- Tea colour:
- Oolong (medium oxidation)
Appearance: large twisted leaves
Colour: dark brown
Fragrances: fruity, toasted, woody
Fragrances: toasted, fruity, floral
Colour: dark ochre
Fragrances: toasted, cooked fruit, floral, vegetal, woody, vanilla, mineral
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 5' minutes in water heated to 90°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.