Big Red Robe (Da Hong Pao 大红袍) Organic 2 oz

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What a special and unique tea that has quickly become one of our personal favorites! Also known by its Chinese name, Da Hong Pao ( 大红袍), Big Red Robe, a roasted Yancha (Rock tea) should be judged by four flavors -  roast, minerality, floral and honey. This tea is well-balanced in its roast, produces lovely floral and mineral notes on the front, followed by a wonderful, honeyed finish.

From Teapedia- Da Hong Pao is a prestigious Wuyi oolong tea. It is a premium variety of the Wuyi Yancha (武夷岩茶, Wuyi Rock Tea) group of oolong. According to legend, the mother of a Ming Dynasty emperor was cured of an illness by a certain tea, and that emperor sent great red robes to clothe the four bushes from which that tea originated. Three of these original bushes, growing on a rock on Mount Wuyi and reportedly dates back to the Song Dynasty, still survive today and are highly venerated.

Due to its high quality, Da Hong Pao tea is usually reserved for honored guests in China.

What we love about this tea is that it has a very unusual taste compared to most oolong. It has a fuller body with average caffeine levels.

Origin- Wuyi, Fujian Province, China

Cultivar- Da Hong Pao

Brewing Suggestions- We recommend using spring or filtered water.  Heat to 185F. Use 2.5g of tea for 12 oz of water. Steep 4-5 minutes. This tea can be brewed in a gaiwan (tea pot) and infused 2 or 3 times. Reduce steep time by 1 minute. May flush with boiling water prior to brewing 1st cup (quick rinse of only 20 seconds).

Each 2 oz Canister of Da Hong Pao yields 22 - 45 Cups