Early Spring Yunnan "Bao Hong" Dragon Well Green Tea
"Bao Hong" tea is from Yi Liang county of Yunnan. Its leaf is quite small and it carries a high level of aroma. The leaves are always picked when very small and fresh during a two hour window of time in the early morning of mid-February. The aroma is intense and fresh. It was first grown in the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907) at the same time a Buddhist Monastery was built on Bao Hong Mountain. The original tea plant was brought by a visiting monk from Fujian. This tea has been growing on Bao Hong Mountain since that time (over 1200 years ago).
Yi Liang county has a very moderate climate with a mean daily temperature of 16.3 degrees Celsius, and an average yearly rainfall of about 950 centimeters. The Bao Hong Mountain tea garden is an average of 1550-1630 meters above sea level, where it is often shrouded in mist diffusing the sunlight just enough to create a perfect light balance. Bao Hong mountain is a remote area of Yunnan where the tea plants enjoy a natural unadulterated environment.
The tea itself is full and plump but small. It has a high level of fragrance and the tea soup is thick and awash with the little hairs that grow on the tea leaves.
Comparable in many aspects to a Dragon Well, but unique in its own right.