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. These are teas are also extraordinarily rich in antioxidants and beneficial properties due to unique growing conditions, the wild and heritage tea varietals that are used, as well as traditional production methods. 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.
SILK ROAD teas are made with premium quality, fresh, organic botanicals. Exceptional freshness, combined with organic growing practices, results in higher antioxidant levels & superior flavour. What’s just as important as the premium quality ingredients we select for our teas, are the ingredients we never use – no artificial flavours or colours – just pure, healthy, deliciousness in every sip!