2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
Nothing reconciles you to the world like one Cup of tea. However, if we leave it to infuse between 2 and 5 minutes to give the leaves of the plant time to release the aromas effectively.
By recognizing yourself in these words, you demonstrate that you are true teaologists, inveterate consumers of the steaming (possibly) afternoon cup, with or without milk or without milk, sweetened or not.
By eye, therefore, you should like a cup of From Hong Pao, also known as Ming tea, although, be warned, it could go the wrong way.
Reason? It is the most expensive variety in the world, grown in a small plot of land in the eastern province of Fujan, in the Wu Yi mountains, in China, in what were once the gardens of the famous dynasty of Chinese emperors, almost 1,300 euros per single gram, and consequently almost 9,000 per cup.
In practice, 30 times more than the equivalent weight in gold.
And suddenly, since it reached these ratings, everyone wants it: between the time of collection and when it is sold wholesale, the value has tripled.
There are cheaper varieties of Da Hong Pao, even on sale for $ 100 a kilo (ammappa), but if the leaves come from the 6 trees that were originally planted to serve the Ming emperors, the price soars.
Despite attempts to grow it in England or China, other countries of heavy tea drinkers, the flavor conditioned by the environment is very different.
In the last year, the price has more than tenfold, inserting the Da Hong Pao in the small group of drinks and foods - French champagne, Russian or Persian caviar, Piedmontese truffle - that everyone would like to have on their table, but only some can afford.