£2.00 – £20.00
Not strictly a ‘Dragonwell’ tea, but regarded as comparable, because of the flavour, and well worth a try, from Yunnan, not Longjing Village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, as most Dragonwell teas.
“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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