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Welcome to the realm of ekön tea, where we delve deep into the world of fine teas, exploring their rich histories, flavors, and cultural significance. Today, we invite you on a journey to discover the legendary Da Hong Pao, a variant of Oolong tea that is hailed as the King of Wuyi Rock Teas.

Unveiling the Majesty of Da Hong Pao

Da Hong Pao, or "Big Red Robe," stands as a testament to China's rich tea heritage. Crafted from tender, plump leaves cultivated from the storied Wuyi Shan Mountains, this dark oolong tea enchants with its stout, curled form and delicate orchid aroma. With each sip, experience a medium-bodied sweetness that lingers on the palate, leaving a trail of satisfaction in its wake.

 

 

A Glimpse into Tradition: The Origins of Da Hong Pao

Rooted in tradition, Da Hong Pao traces its lineage back to the six ancient mother trees that cling to the cliffs of Jiu Long Ke. Here, amidst the pristine tea gardens nestled high in the Wuyi Shan Mountains, the Da Hong Pao cultivar thrives, drawing nourishment from the rich soil and temperate climate. Plucked with precision during all four seasons, each harvest yields leaves of unparalleled quality, with the spring flush boasting the pinnacle of flavor and abundance.

Embracing Nature: The Wonders of Wuyi Shan

The allure of Da Hong Pao is intricately tied to its terroir—the majestic Wuyi Mountains. Here, a tapestry of Danxia landscapes unfolds, cloaked in mist and graced by clear streams and rivers. The mild, humid climate fosters the perfect environment for tea cultivation, while the mineral-rich soil imparts a distinctive "rock-essence" taste to each leaf. At an average elevation of 2,130 feet above sea level, our tea flourishes, embodying the essence of its mountainous home.

Oolong Express, a majestic journey in a cup!

This traditional oolong tea is carefully crafted to provide you with a truly satisfying experience. The combination of oolong tea and cocoa nibs boosts mental alertness, helping you conquer your tasks with ease. Meanwhile, the woody sweetness of cinnamon not only enhances the taste but also promotes healthy blood pressure levels.

With Oolong Express, you get to enjoy a tantalizing blend where flavors converge harmoniously. Savor the rich complexity as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, chicory, and cocoa nibs come together to create an invigorating and satisfying chai. It's a delightful fusion of flavors that will awaken your senses and leave you craving for more.

 

A Symphony for the Senses: The Art of Tea Tasting

As a passionate tea aficionado, my personal encounter with Da Hong Pao transcends mere tasting—it's an immersive journey of the senses. With each infusion, I'm transported to Wuyi Mountain, enveloped in the fragrance of deep chocolate and floral notes. The rich, amber-hued liquor speaks of centuries past, evoking visions of imperial splendor and forbidden cities. Yet, amidst the complexity, there's a sense of freedom—a liberation of the mind and spirit.

Unlocking the Potential: Preparation and Beyond

To unlock the full potential of Oolong Express Ekön Tea, use 1 tablespoon of tea for every 8 ounces of water and steep with care at 212ºC, pour the hot water over the tea leaves in your teapot or cup. Allow the tea to steep for about 5 minutes.  Allowing its nuanced flavors to unfold with each infusion. And remember, the journey doesn't end with the last sip—Oolong Express is renowned for its ability to age gracefully, preserving its taste and health benefits for years to come.

 

 

Experience Da Hong Pao with ekön tea

Join us at ekön tea as we celebrate the timeless allure of Da Hong Pao and embark on a quest to unlock the mysteries of Wuyi Rock Teas. With each cup, immerse yourself in a world of flavor, history, and tradition—a journey that transcends time and borders. Discover the King of Wuyi Rock Teas with ekön tea today.

Embrace the essence of Da Hong Pao. Experience ekön tea.

Por Griselda Churuvija - ITMA Certified Tea Master

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