If you are an aficionado of tea drinking and travelling in Fujian province, don’t miss the opportunity to imbibe some of the splendid Oolong rock teas of the Red Robe Valley.

These special teas, regarded as the best of all teas, grow in craggy outcrops and some varieties are extremely rare, including the famous Da Hong Pao and Tieguanyin teas, which weight for weight exceed the price of gold on the global market.

Don’t worry if you are not a millionaire though, as there are many varieties of fine locally grown Oolong and Bohea rock teas in the valley’s teahouses.