DA FO LONG JING
A wonderful modern take on one of China’s most prized teas, at one time reserved for the Imperial Court. Big Buddha Dragonwell is produced in a new growing region for this style of tea, which originally hails from Hangzhou. This version is made in Xin Chan County, which is renowned for a very large Buddha statue & ancient temple perched atop the highest mountain in the area, hence the addition of “Big Buddha” to this tea’s name.
The result is a lovely, complex tea with alluring light chestnut & floral notes as well as pleasingly fresh, green taste that arises from a combination of the pristine environment where the tea is grown, as well as a skilled tea maker who embraces the tea’s inherent light, spring-like nature by delicately & carefully wok-drying the leaves by hand without overheating or roasting.
XIN CHANG COUNTY, ZHEJIANG CHINA
JIU KENG CULTIVAR
Our Special Reserve Tea Collection celebrates the art of tea craftsmanship, supports biodiversity, the environment and small scale tea farmers. Requiring great skill to produce, many of the teas in this collection can take a Tea Maker over 10 years to learn and by purchasing these teas you’re helping keep these traditions and unique tea varietals alive and thriving.
Exposure to light, heat and air causes flavour loss as well as the nutrient value of tea to decline, so be sure to store this tea in the package it came in. Always reseal tightly after opening.
To maximize the taste & aroma experience of this exquisite tea:
> brew & serve it Chinese Tea Ceremony style in a light to medium weight porcelain teapot & cups
> sip from a thin, curved lip teacup or gaiwan (lidded teacup)
Our teaware is curated by our Tea Master & is available in-store only. We offer an unique selection of connoisseur’s teawares which are limited edition. They are created by highly skilled artisans, are often not sold anywhere else in North America & include exclusive collaborations with local & overseas makers. Selection varies by location & we invite you to visit us in person to browse the selection. Ask a staff member to show you our selection of specialized connoisseur’s teaware.