三仰峰奇丹 - San Yang Peak Qi Dan, San Yang Feng is the Highest Peak in the Wuyi Mountains, and from an elusive old tea garden, we were fortunate to have been able to procure a hand-made batch of Qi Dan. Qi Dan, unknown to many, is often regarded to be closest to the Original Da Hong Pao. Amongst the six original Dahongpao bushes, bush 1 & 5 is Queshe (which were further propagated by seeds), Bush 3, 4 is Beidou (菜茶/北斗), and Bush 2, 6 is Qi Dan, which has been clonally propagated by grafting. As such, Qi Dan is also known by its other name纯种大红袍 Pure Cultivar Da Hong Pao. Despite being the only cultivar that has exact DNA similarity to two of the Original Da Hong Pao bushes, Qi Dan is incredibly rare on the market these days. This is because Qi Dan has its own quirks, the fresh leaf yield is very low, only sprouting towards the end of season when all other teas are already done. Furthermore, Qi Dan is very difficult to process and make properly, with a high risk of failure due to inexperience resulting in vile and bad grassy and off smell/tastes. But all it takes, is a good Qi Dan for you to know what 岩骨花香 (mineralic body with floral notes) means in Yan Cha, and this is an excellent example. KZ swears by this tea and has several jin of it for his own regular consumption or serving to guests. Fast Steeps recommended, 5, 8, 9, 15 seconds for the first four steeps.
2 Packs of 8.3g per box.