Da Hong Pao, Big Red Robe

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Big Red Robe / / Da Hong Pao / / Blend 2019

Wuyi Rock Tea or Yancha

Blended Dark Roasted Oolong

From Inner Zhengyan areas, Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.


This tea is organically grown!

A skilfully blended and balanced oolong bringing together the strengths and characteristics of five cultivar types, all Zheng Yan grown teas: Rougui & Shui Xian provide a strength of body to the tea, Meizhan, Dangui & Huang Meigui to add the very high aromatic quality.

Large twisted dark leaves, charcoal with blueish hints in tone and some that have a tan colour to the leaf. The dry leaf aroma is a strong rounded high tone of citrus fruits. The wet leaf is a delicious oily, slick and dark appearance with a bold high aroma with more floral notes and a stone fruitiness. A thick tea soup, clean golden to warmer red hue that has a smooth mouthfeel with a satisfyingly rounded warmth, strong fruit flavour and classic minerallity of rock teas adding a touch of dryness, a long lasting flavour! We are very excited to offering this excellent Da Hong Pao!

Harvested & Blended in Spring '19 by the Chen Family. The leaves have then undergone a medium bake, 4 times charcoal fire roast, following traditional techniques, carefully and skilfully processed from May~September '19 in Wuyishan.

Da Hong Pao / / Big Red Robe is one of China's most famous teas, that has a long and rich history. More information coming soon!

Brew Guide Per Cup:

Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)

Water 80-85*c // 300ml

Time 2-3 minutes

Reinfuse leaves x 3 to personal taste.

Brew Guide - Gong Fu Style:

Tea 3-5g

Water per 100ml

At 90*c for the rinse & 1st infusion,

85*c for the following 3 infusions,

80*c when the leaves have fully opened up.

Time 20 seconds + recommended but adjust to personal taste.