Wuyi Ensemble, known as Da Hong Pao or Wuyi rock tea, is a roasted oolong tea from the Wuyi mountains in Fujian province, China. The high fire treatment gives Wuyi oolong its specific smoky and minerally character. This is a beautifully balanced and complex tea with a deep, yet faint, ripe fruitiness in the background. The flavor is slightly honey-floral and nutty, with hints of white sesame, cinnamon, and sweetened burdock root. There is a lingering sweet caramel aftertaste due to the high fire roasting technique. Wuyi Ensemble oolong is warming and satisfying. Being a good digestive tea it goes well with food or sweets. It is perfect for multiple infusions so you can tease out many layers of intriguing flavor.
Oolong Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 195° for 3-5 minutes.
Up among the Wuyi Mountains, blanketed with eternal clouds, there grows a tea along the jagged peaks despite the gaps where no roots seem welcomed. Absorbing the mineral rock taste, the tea is dried in the sun and finished by baking to become an elixir of great complexity, at once sweet like honeyed peaches, soft like vegetables roasted to caramelization, yet with a finish of minerality, of stone. A tribute-level oolong of unsurpassed depth, Wuyi Ensemble is an oolong to reckon with, to hoard for special guests, or to greet the dawn of day, brewed just for you.
Part of oolong teas of China sampler
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Four teas included are:
dancong aria, formosa bai hao, ti kuan yin, wuyi ensemble
oolong teas of China
will make 26 cups
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How smoky is it? Are we talking Lapsang Souchong(campfire) level, or more along the lines of gunpowder green, or sleeping dragon?