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Name: Da Hong Pao Tea (one kind of Oolong Tea)
Other names: Big Red Robe, Scarlet Robe
Origin: Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province China
Rating: It is cost-effective. This is the entry-level Da Hong Pao tea.
Appearance: Traditional looking Oolong tea. Dark and slightly curled tea leaves.
Storage : stored in a dry place and no direct sunshine
Taste: Full bodied tea with a sweet aftertaste that is felt in your throat before the back of your tongue. After a few small Gong Fu cups, the pleasant floral fragrance remains in your mouth, lingering for a good few minutes. Not many tea has the ability to do this.
Brewing Guide: We recommend using purple clay or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Fill the teapot half-full with tea leaves. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 95°c (203°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing.
About Da Hong Pao Tea
Da Hong Pao is the king of the Famous Five Rock Teas in the Wu Yi Mountain of China. This tea is legendary. Records of its existence date as far back as the early 18th century (Dao Guang Era). During Qing Dynasty, Da Hong Pao was entitled "King of Tea". In 1998, the Chinese government put it up for sale for the first time and was sold to a group of auctioneers for almost $900,000.
Da Hong Pao, also Known as "red robe", is one of the most famous oolong tea grows on the rock of Wuyi Mountain.
Among all Bohea teas, Da Hong Pao has the best reputation. Da Hong Pao is a myth of Chinese tea, since so many mythic stories about it but so rare it is--it's said only several liangs available each year. The "TRUE" Da Hong Pao is nearly impossible to gain.
The original Dahongpao is made from the tea plants which grown in a cliff in wuyi mountain. The location of that cliff is named "Nine Drgaon Cave"; . Throughout the year, the transudatory fountain from crevices between rocks nourish the four "Da hong pao"; tea plants which survive after one thousand years. Dahongpao plants is the natural peerless production. Each liang of "TURE"; Da hong pao is sold at thousands US dollars.
The tightly twisted leaves of Dahongpao are greenish brown in color. The orange tea liquid come with strong floral fragrance. Even after nine infusions, the floral fragrance like sweet-scented osmanthus still remain. After tasting, the fragrance will last in your mouth for long time.
The Da hong pao tea available in tea market is made from tea plants which cloned from the original "Da hong pao"; plants in cliff.