Grown and harvested by hand in the zheng yan area of the Dahongpao Scenic Area.
This is one of two cultivars created directly from a cutting of the original Da Hong Pao trees. Tea from the other cultivar is called Qi Dan. Medium roasted over lychee charcoal. Lychee charcoal produces no smoke and adds no flavor. Very balanced flavor with no harshness or astringency and with a good mineral taste.
This tea is pure Bei Duo cultivar. It is not blended.
Our 2018 Zheng Yan Bei Dou oolong rock tea will give at least 8 strong, clear brews.
Suggested Additives: None.
Caffeine Content: Medium.
Antioxidant Level: High.
This tea is packaged in thick, bpa-free plastic bags with a reusable zip lock top to keep your tea fresh. One side is black, the other side clear. All bags are heat sealed.
We highly recommend using a gaiwan to get the most out of this tea. Start with a quick rinse at 212F followed by repeated steeps at 212F. An 8-10 second first steep works well.
By the 8oz cup: 1-2 teaspoon of tea (3g). Steep for 3-5 minutes at 212F.
By the gallon: 8-16 teaspoons of tea (25g). Steep for 3-5 minutes at 212F.