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Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea – Da Hong Pao

$14.98$27.98

Da Hong Pao is known as the “King of Tea” and is one of four famous bush varietals. The plucking season begins after Guyu in mid-April, when shoots of three or four open leaves are picked by hand.

Our Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) has dark, strong, twisted dry leaves that possess a complex, fruity, and toasty flavor. When brewed, the liquor is clear and bright orange. 

This oolong tea tastes clean and mellow with a rich aroma of orchid and a note of nectarine. The sweet aftertaste is long-lasting with no off-aromas. It is famous for its essence of rocks (“Yan Yun,” or “cliff rhyme”).

Origin: Wuyishan City, Fujian Province, China

Brewing Tips:

  • 194°F ~ 212°F (90°C ~ 100°C) 
  • It is recommended to brew Da Hong Pao in a porcelain pot, Gaiwan, or Zisha pot.
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Description

Wuyi Rock Oolong is a general name for the oolong tea produced in the Wuyi Mountain region in Fujian province, the best-known of the oolong teas. 

Among the many different tea plant varietals grown in Wuyi, four are the most important. The big four famous varietals include Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe), Tie Luo Han (Iron Monk Warrior), Shui Jin Gui (Golden Water Tortoise), and Bai Ji Guan (White Cockscomb). Da Hong Pao is often called the King of Tea. 

Over the last 400 years, cuttings from the original six mother bushes have been cultivated, and high-quality Da Hong Pao oolongs are made each year by master teamakers using leaves from the new generations of Da Hong Pao bushes.

3 reviews for Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea – Da Hong Pao

  1. Bruce Davis

    I am a oolong tea drinker. This rock oolong is my tea for the weekend with family. I recommend this one if you like strong oolong tea.

  2. nfihhh (verified owner)

    Solid Dahongpao! There are so many different types of Rock tea. It takes a lot of drinking experience to tell which ones are good. This one is a really solid one if you want to learn what a decent Dahongpao tastes like. Very hard to find this level of quality tea outside of China!

  3. Danielle Ross

    I really enjoyed this tea and it was one of the better Da Hong Pao’s I have consumed. The dry aroma was quite roasted and dark, having an almost char-like note sticking around as well. As I brewed the tea, some sweeter tones came through with an almost acidic feeling on the nose. The first thing I noticed about this Da Hong Pao was a specific note of slightly roasted, like a wet wood almost but also a specific cinnamon note. I haven’t been able to find a Da Hong Pao with that characteristic cinnamon note before, so I am happy I have this one!

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