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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.
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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Unfortunately this tea has such a reputation preceding it I really could only be disappointed by it. If you ignore the legendary status Da Hong Pao has taken in online tea communities and just try to enjoy the cup, you will find it is still really good though. It actually tastes pretty similar to any highly oxidized oolong with a light amount of the traditional floral musk, a medium amount of mineral flavor, darker honey notes, and a small hint of cocoa that is more evident when chilled. When steeped in a small brewing vessel for around a minute, it is almost entirely the roasted cocoa that shines through, which is honestly preferable to me. Only longer steeps seem to result in the other elements becoming predominant in the infusion. I would try both a long and short steep though, I can see it being a matter of personal taste which one people like better.
Aroma tea! love this i got in in sample size, can not remember i brought it or they were free form Teavivre as I got more then 15 Teas but keep all the bags and i written on how much i like it 1-10 I also got the purple clay pot which i using it for Oolong only. Love love these real tea unlike the one in supermarket.
I absolutly love this tea. My first Oolong was the Jin Xuan Milk Tea which was fantastic, but the Big Red Robe is now my favorite.
This Oolong is of the darkest ones I've tried and I really like it. Blends nicely with other Oolongs to produce your own blend. Nice full bodied flavour
This is my favorite. The aroma is so refreshing, from the smell to taste and with lingering flavor that last. Love it!
This is so sweet! Like brown rock sugar! I love the floral aroma. It’s also got the something that reminds me of autumn. I find that this is common in dark oolongs. If you close your eyes to inhale the aroma and then sip, it’s really like being outdoors in the woods when the leaves have mostly fallen to the ground. Sweet, autumnal, floral and woodsy (but not woody. Wood is a funny word when you think about it.) Very tasty and warming. The second steep is proving to be as delicious as the first. The first steep was sweeter and more floral, but this second one has a more prominent roasty woodsy taste. I really think I’m starting to enjoy darker oolongs. At least when they are smooth and tasty like this one. :) This review was originally published on Steepster by Mercuryhime in August, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Mercuryhime.
Oolong is my favorite and this one has a full yet fruity flavour. Good for more then one steep
Can steep nicely more than once and has a nice flowery bouquet to it.
This tea is a darker oolong with a roasted, earthy taste. I detected only modest floral notes. It is best for those days when you are looking for a bolder brew than the lighter and more floral oolongs. Another nice tea from Teavivre that I enjoyed as part of the four-tea Min-Yue oolong assortment sampler.
I’m on my second steep and having trouble describing this. It’s orange in colour, and tastes very much like 'oolong'. It’s roasty, and just a tad floral, with a bit of a darker vegetal aftertaste. Interesting! The second steep is even darker and roastier. I prefer this over the first steep. It’s so sweet and roasty, dark and full, yet not like a black tea. I think I get peach notes too!
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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