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Bird King Da Hong Pao

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練老師 鳥王種 大紅袍

This is a tea that can give you instant joy and relief, it is also a Da Hong Pao unlike any other you've tasted before. Master Lian has applied the traditional DHP methods from his family origin in Fujian, onto tea leaves foraged from the ancient, indigenous Bird King trees in Guizhou: an expression of his nostalgia and a tribute to both of his homes. 

As the complex floral flavours roll back and forth in your mouth and throat, you are likely to find hidden joy from the charcoal fire or encounter a rare glimpse of the indescribable yet distinct flavours unique to the Bird King trees. If you want to connect with the part of you that is joyous, relaxed and graciously expressive, this is a tea for you. 

What's so special about "Bird King Da Hong Pao" tea?

What's so special about Bird King trees?

Bird King | Niao Wang | 鳥王 is an indigenous tea tree varietal from Guiding, south of Guizhou. Long before modern time, the people of the Bird King Village (Today’s Miao people) have been dedicating their lives to protecting these sacred trees throughout generations. Favoured by the Qian Long Emperor for its “Bud Tea” 贵定芽茶, the Bird King region was long renowned for its unique tea culture and craftsmanship.

Taste Profile

Earthy, Fruity, Roasty, Sweet, and Woody


Gui Ding, Guizhou.

Indigenous Tree Type

Bird King 鳥王種

Tree Age

400 - 800 y/o



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    Deliciously aromatic, rich and comforting. The imagery I am reminded of is sitting around a camp fire roasting marshmallows, eating chocolate and graham crackers. This tea is like a warm hug.