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This wuyi Da Hong Pao Teavivre provides will be a perfect choice for people who want to discover Wuyi Rock Da Hong Pao teas or for oolong lovers that want to find a Da Hong Pao for their daily teas. The tea presents characteristic such as its high and long lasted floral fragrance, smooth, rich, sweet and refreshing aftertaste.
Our Da Hong Pao Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
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Wuyi oolong tea is also known as Rock Tea or Yancha which is produced in northern Fujian. The tea leaves in this family are long and curly rather than ball-shaped, and are more oxidized and roasted than their southern cousin Tie Guan Yin. Wuyi tea is not a single tea variety, but refers to a collective teas grown on the Wuyi Mountain.
Wu Yi tea has the highest amount of polyphenol which is a natural antioxidant that comes in the tea. Many signs of aging include dark spots, wrinkled skin, roughness and related blemishes-people have reported a decrease of these symptoms with regular drinking of wu long tea. Typically, a cup of authentic wu yi tea has between 20 and 40 mg of polyphenols. This is more than most vegetables that are considered high on antioxidants. There are a few varieties of Oolong tea, but most of them have the same health and weight loss benefits that aid in preventing or reversing aging.
Da Hong Pao originated from wild rare tea plants that were found growing on the cliff of Wuyi Mountain. There still remains the stone carve of “大红袍” by a Monk in Tianxin temple in 1927. There at Wuyi Mountain the sunshine is short, more reflected light and the temperature different between day and night. There always have a spring trickle flow from the top of the cliff. This particular natural environment creates the specific quality of Da Hong Pao Tea.
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. At one point, less than one kilogram of tea was harvested from these plants each year, of which a portion was retained by the Chinese government. In 2005, the remainder of this original and real Da Hong Pao was auctioned, with an initial asking price of 4000 RMB/100 g, but often reaching tens of thousands to millions of dollars per kilogram.
The Da Hong Pao Tea has been older than a hundred years and has become the rare treasure. The six huge tea bushes have been protected by the nation. It was allowed to pick every spring before, but this has been forbidden since 2006. Nowadays people use asexual reproduction has been successfully developed hundreds of acres with the seed tree features the same characters of Da Hong Pao Tea. As long as having the same characteristics of the female characters, whether it is a second generation, three generation or even 20 generations, has the same varieties significance as the female. Therefore, all from the original reproduction of suckling tea are really Da Hong Pao Tea.
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I was expecting a bit more from this tea, but over all it was really nice. Strong lingering flavor with a nice after taste.
Smells great, pretty standard flavor. Slightly earthy, dark fruit flavor with a clean finish. Brewed western style (212degrees for 3 minutes) comes out strong, slightly bitter with pronounced dark fruit/musk tones and nori like aftertaste. Brewed eastern style (Starting at 190degrees for 45 seconds and increasing heat and time with each steeping) It starts out earthy and musky with a roasted/malty flavor. Mellows as you go to a dark fruit/malt flavor and develops a taste of nori around the 3rd steeping that gets stronger as you go. Overall a pretty standard Big Red Robe, good for the price, but not the best I've had. Doesn't really live up to it's potential to me, and I prefer other teas, so probably won't order this one again. If you like darker oolongs and roasted teas this would be great for you, but if your looking for a more intricate cup try some of Teavivres other oolongs. Great quality as usual.
One of the best teas in its style. Definitely recommended.
This is a solid, complex Da Hong Pao––I don't think I could find a better Da Hong Pao at this price point. When I smelled the dry leaves, amid the cocoa and roasted notes I even got a sudden bright scent of passionfruit / mango. This tea is interesting enough that I will buy 100g after I finish my samples and possibly start seasoning my Yixing teapot with Wuyi oolongs. Brewed 7g with boiling water in a 150ml gaiwan. Flavours: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Mineral, Roasted, Seaweed, Stone Fruit --- 1st infusion: (25s) Leaves smell like a complex mixture including bitter chocolate and seaweed. Tea has that roasty, mineral flavour I associate with Fujian oolongs. Drinking this with toasted leftover dimsum now and it pairs alright with the oily sweetness, imparting chocolatey tones. 2nd infusion: (30s) Liquor is still a beautiful reddish bronze. Flavour is mellowing out from the initial infusion’s harshness. This is growing on me. 3rd – 5th infusions: More of the same goodness, the colour shows no sign of letting up while the flavour gradually lightens. 6th infusion: (120s) The leaves are left with a fruity aroma like grape or plum. The liquor has finally turned a coppery amber colour, and tastes a very pleasing, mild flavour with the bitterness all gone––mineral and roasty with fruit aftertaste. Really like this infusion.
I bought it and received very fast. The frageance and taste is extemely very good. The colour is a red orange. Excelent.
The things I like in a Da Hong Pao are a thick mouthfeel and a taste I can't match to any food I am currently familiar with and so think of as related to the way real eucalyptus smells, with just a hint of spice over the top. This one was tasty but a little thin-bodied for my taste. Made roughly western style (whole sample packet in eight ounces of water, steeped for first three and then six minutes) because I find the spice a bit too much when I brew DHPs in a gaiwan.
This tea is truly amazing. Da Hong Pao is an extremely good tea. The tea color is beautiful and the taste is perfect. This tea is definitely one to consider buying.
Only tasted roasty to me.. I don't think roasted oolongs are really my thing.
I got this for health reasons not taste but I combine the Red Robe with the Iron Goddess and its more palatable.
This is my second time trying a da Hong pao style oolong. This one is pretty good, the smokiness is not overwhelming and it yields a smooth flavour that I can reinfuse many times. I really like that two samples are provided so I can try it in two sessions!
Reply: Hi， Thank you very much for writing to us. This is Ban Yan. For the quantity of zhengyan is very limited and the price is very high. Hope this is helpful for you.
Reply: Dear Greg, Thank you very much for writing to us. Our Da Hong Pao is yan cha (rock tea). Hope this is helpful for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Reply: The fresh tea leaves of Da Hong Pao will be harvested for several times in a year. Our tea is the 1st flush of this year.
Reply: Yes, this Da Hong Pao is grown and produced in Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province. It is an authentic Fujian Oolong tea.
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