«Generous from Valley Peak» is an old variety, very popular in the Qing Dynasty, was practically expelled from the market by the famous «neighbor» from Zhejiang Province, the Dragon Well, which is prepared according to a similar technology. Some Chinese tea experts believe Da Fang tea is an ancestor of Longjing tea. This tea is named after its creator, a Buddhist monk Dafang (literally «Generous») who lived in a temple at the top of Lao Zhu Mountain during the late Song Dynasty. He personally grew, harvested and processed the tea and served the visitors with it. The recipe was later shared with the local farmers who prospered from the sales, and in appreciation, they named the tea in honor of the monk.
Nowadays this tea is being considered by many experts to have special effect in reducing weight. Made in the village of Sanyang in April 2018.
In appearance: middle-sized, sharp, flat, pistachio-green tips. The aroma is tender, spicy-herbaceous with a nutty note. The liquor is transparent, with light green shade.
The brewed tea has fresh spicy-herbaceous bouquet with notes of meadow flowers and baked chestnuts. The aroma is fresh and tender, nutty-herbaceous. The taste is full-bodied and sappy, sweetish, with fine berry sourness, spicy nuances and lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (70-75°С) in a porcelain gaiwan or in a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 3-4 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 5-7 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 3-5 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can repeat this method up to 7-8 times.
«Ding Gu Da Fang» is an excellent first-class green tea – fresh, vivid and positive.