Bao Hong Dragonwell – Early Spring Harvest

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Not strictly a ‘Dragonwell’ tea, but regarded as comparable, because of the flavour, and well worth a try.

“Bao Hong” tea is from Yi Liang county of Yunnan.  Yi Liang county has a very moderate  climate with a mean daily temperature of 16.3 degrees Celsius,  and an average yearly rainfall of about 950cm.  The Bao Hong Mountain tea garden is an average of 1550-1630 meters above sea level, where it is often shrouded in mist diffusing the sunlight just enough to create a perfect light balance.  Bao Hong mountain is remote area of Yunnan where the tea plants enjoy a natural un-adulterated environment.

It’s leaf is quite small but full and plump, and it carries a high level of aroma, intense and fresh.  The leaves are always picked when very small during a two hour window of time in the early morning of mid-February.   You will notice the little hairs on the leaves, which give it a thick tea soup.

It was apparently first grown in the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907) at the same time a Buddhist Monastery was built on Bao Hong Mountain.  The original tea plant was brought by a visiting monk from Fujian.  This tea has been growing on Bao Hong Mountain since that time (over 1200 years ago).

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