Da Hong Pao is one of the most famous oolong teas in the world. It comes from the famous Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China. It is one of 5 ‘Rock Teas’, meaning the teas are grown in more rocky areas making the mineral content in the soil much denser. This is what gives the 5 rock teas their signature flavors. This very full bodied tea has a roasted flavor with a very particular sweetness to it and is reminiscent of baked goods or molasses.
Orange Pekoe (O.P.) is a high quality grade whole leaf tea that does not usually contain tips and consists of many whole, thin and wiry tea leaves of a uniform size. Usually harvested when the end buds open into a leaf, and picked later than F.O.P.).
Daily serving size: Pour 8-12 oz of simmering water (180° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-3 minutes.