Da Hong Pao
Da Hong Pao is a Wuyi rock tea that is grown in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province, China. The name Da Hong Pao (or “Big Red Robe” ) has a few different origin stories. Some say its tea bushes were so revered that they were cloaked in red robes by imperial officials, while others simply claim the name was a poetic description for the color of the tea bushes when the warm dusk light is cast through their newly grown leaves. Regardless, the tea is dried in large bamboo baskets that are placed above a charcoal pot. Da Hong Pao has a unique orchid fragrance and a long-lasting sweet aftertaste. Compared to other tea, Da Hong Pao can retain its flavor for nine steepings.