Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Aged Oolong: Supreme Wu Yi Big Red Robe

This legendary tea that bears the name Big Red Robe was given this name during the Tang dynasty when the Emperor’s mother was healed from her ailment by drinking the tea.
The emperor later sent men out to cover the tea bushes with silken red robes as a grand imperial tribute.
This is a rare tea and supplies will last only a short while.

Smell: Nutty and rich

Color: deep amber with a red tinge, aged redwood

Taste: smooth, nutty, slippery, moistening, bursts with flavor

Body: medium

Liquor: medium

Stay: clean and clear, moistening to the mouth

Leaf: whole, large, twisted and long

Conclusion: Excellent tea for digestion.
It stimulates the salivary glands in the mouth, keeping the mouth moist and quenches the thirst.
Subsequent brews were richer in flavor.

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