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A tea with a history. This tea is located near a monastery located in the Wuyisan area of NW Fujian Province. Like most oolongs in this Wuyisan area, Da Hong Pao is twisted (not rolled into a ball) and it is finished in the traditional manner by charcoal firing. The legend is that tea provided support to an imperial official and he put his red coat on the tea plants that helped him.
Dry Leaves These leaves are long and twisted, the color is dark brown.
Liquor Dark, clear caramel.
Aroma The initial aroma is that of charcoal, but underneath is the sweetness of stone fruits like grilled peaches.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body A medium to heavy bodied oolong. This tea may be brewed multiple times.
Flavors Like peach compote with a bit of dark molasses, and then some astringency from the charcoal firing.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 205° F

Da Hong Pao Tea

This wonderful tea is produced from plants grown from three famous tea plants. The large leaves are about 40% oxidized and have a warm, toasty flavor, and the leaves can be brewed several times.
This wonderful tea is produced from plants grown from three famous tea plants. The large leaves are about 40% oxidized and have a warm, toasty flavor, and the leaves can be brewed several times.
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Da Hong Pao - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-175
$5.00
Da Hong Pao - loose 1.5 oz tin
SKU: 44412
$12.00
Da Hong Pao - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41843
$110.00

Quick Overview

This wonderful tea is produced from plants grown from three famous tea plants. The large leaves are about 40% oxidized and have a warm, toasty flavor, and the leaves can be brewed several times.

Customer Reviews

Jude

2/28/15

Just about it!
Average Review:

Lovely, complex flavors and aromas. This is what I've been looking for. Sweet, but not very much. Smoky, but just the slightest hint. Smooth mouth feel with some substance, but still refreshing. This is a tea that persuades me to let go and just relax.
Yes, it easily takes to more than one steeping.

Eric

11/17/14

Wonderful tea!
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The smell of this tea in the tin is delightful! The first few sips seem unimpressive, but by the end of the first cup, the majesty of this tea becomes quite apparent. I now know what they mean when they say "apricot/peach" flavors or essences. This tea leaves a pleasant aftertaste in your mouth that is reminiscent of those fruits. Like umami, it's hard to describe in words. It needs to be experienced. This tea can be steeped several times. The second steep has less of the fruity essences, and takes on more of a sweetness that is unlike sugar, but sweet nonetheless. There isn't any astringent factor to this tea. It is extremely mellow and agreeable. The more steeps that I subjected the leaves to, the longer I steeped each time to get to my desired strength. I was able to get 4 steeps out of my leaves and could have gotten more if I had the time. This tea will be regularly stocked and served at my home.

Brian

10/29/13

One of my favorite oolongs!
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I drink this tea almost every day! I love its toasty, peachy flavor.

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