canton big red robe
Wuyi, Fujian Province
From deep in the Wuyi Mountains of China, this famous oolong has a mineral profile due to the terroir of cool air, high humidity and rocky soil. Once harvested, it’s slow-roasted over local charcoal, creating rich notes of cocoa within the dark, twisted leaves. It’s awe-inspiring with reverential status.This Canton limited edition comes with a unique lid handmade from Lindisfarne's 1971 album Fog on the Tyne. Each tube will showcase a different part of the album cover, and have been packaged randomly. Perfect for a music fan who loves tea, or a tea fan who loves music.
Ingredients: Oolong tea (Camellia sinensis var. sinensis ‘Da Hong Pao’)
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read the leaves
step 1: leaves
For one cup, measure out 4 grams into your teapot or brew mug.
step 2: water
Heat 250ml of water to 90°C.
step 3: time
Pour your heated water over the leaves and steep for 2 minutes.
The dark, twisted leaves are slow-roasted over charcoal, which brings a rich cocoa flavour to the cool minerality of this famous mountain tea.
Da Hong Pao or ‘Big Red Robe’ is one of China’s rarest teas, and perhaps the most celebrated oolong in the world. Ours comes from deep in the rocky Wuyi Mountains, with a unique terroir of cool air, high humidity and fertile soil.
Tea farmer Mr Mao Yingde carrying fresh tea leaves in the Wuyi Mountains, in northern Fujian province.
This Canton limited edition comes with a unique lid handmade from Lindisfarne's 1971 album Fog on the Tyne.
Each tube showcases a different part of the album cover.
After sourcing the secondhand Lindisfarne record, the outer sleeve was crafted into unique lids for the limited edition tea.
Limited edition tubes being sent to be packed with canton big red robe.
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