YC02 Wuyishan Zhengyan(正岩) Dahongpao
Chinese: wǔ yí shān zhèng yán dà hóng páo (武夷山正岩大红袍)
Translation: Wuyishan Zhengyan Dahongpao
Type: YanCha(Rock Tea)
Pluck: bud and three leaves
Origin: Wuyishan Scenic Area, Fujian, China
Harvest date: 05/20/2016
Processing Style: Follow the traditional manual practices,first heavy roasted once using using a high heat charcoal fire., then lightly roasted once using using a low heat charcoal fire.
Storage Methods: Sealed, Prevent moisture, Vacuum, Alone
Brewing Parameters：Dahongpao very resistant brewing, brewing seven or eight still have fragrance. Tasting "Dahongpao" tea, must press the "Gongfu tea" small pot of small cups of slow drink the program, in order to truly taste the tea of the Zen tea flavor. Pay attention to live, sweet, clear, fragrant. According to personal taste to increase red robe dry tea a handful (about 7-8g) into the cup. Add a small amount of water (95-100 ℃), shake quickly after pouring to wake up the tea and cleaning impurities. Plus water, brew 1-2 minutes to drink; can also be poured into a small cup of drinking.
Wuyishan Zhengyan tea refers to Wuyishan in the growth environment of good rock produced Wuyi rock tea, "three pit two streams" is the representative of the rock producing areas as "HuiYuan Keng, Niulan Keng, Daoshui Keng, Liuxiang Jian and Wuyuan Jian", soil permeability is good, potassium and manganese content is high, moderate acidity, tea rock rhyme obvious. The main origin of Zhengyan is Tianxinyan, Matouyan, Huiyuan, Zhuke, Bishi, Yanzike, Jiulongke, Yuchayuan, Yuhuadong, Shuiliandong, Foguo, Taohuadong, Guilin, Sanyangfeng etc. Its rock valley cliff, shading conditions are good, summer sunshine short, winter blocking the cold wind, temperature difference is small.
As the best tribute tea of both Ming and Qing dynasties, Dahongpao experienced a history of more than 350 years. In early 1980s, Dahongpao mother trees’ vegetative propagation achieved a complete success, resulted in more than 40,000 mu plantation of Dahongpao tea during the past years of promotion. At present, Dahongpao trees, being ancient and rare, were recorded as Wuyi Mountain World Natural and Cultural Heritage. The traditional processing technology of Dahongpao tea was elected as the first batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritage, and now is a candidate, on behalf of China, of the World Intangible Cultural Heritage.