Big Red Robe, Da Hong Pao
Big Red Robe // Da Hong Pao // Blend 2019
Wuyi Rock Tea or Yancha
Blended Dark Roasted Oolong
From Inner Zhengyan areas, Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.
Zero Waste Refill (in store collection only at present)
This tea is organically grown!
A skilfully blended and balanced oolong bringing together the strengths and characteristics of five cultivar types, all Zheng Yan grown teas: Rougui & Shui Xian provide a strength of body to the tea, Meizhan, Dangui & Huang Meigui to add the very high aromatic quality.
Large twisted dark leaves, charcoal with blueish hints in tone and some that have a tan colour to the leaf. The dry leaf aroma is a strong rounded high tone of citrus fruits. The wet leaf is a delicious oily, slick and dark appearance with a bold high aroma with more floral notes and a stone fruitiness. A thick tea soup, clean golden to warmer red hue that has a smooth mouthfeel with a satisfyingly rounded warmth, strong fruit flavour and classic minerality of rock teas adding a touch of dryness, a long lasting flavour! We are very excited to offering this excellent Da Hong Pao!
Harvested & Blended in Spring '19 by the Chen Family. The leaves have then undergone a medium bake, 4 times charcoal fire roast, following traditional techniques, carefully and skilfully processed from May~September '19 in Wuyishan.
Da Hong Pao / / Big Red Robe is one of China's most famous teas, that has a long and rich history.
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)
Water 80-85*c // 300ml
Time 2-3 minutes
Reinfuse leaves x 3 to personal taste.
Brew Guide - Gong Fu Style:
Water per 100ml
At 90*c for the rinse & 1st infusion,
85*c for the following 3 infusions,
80*c when the leaves have fully opened up.
Time 20 seconds + recommended but adjust to personal taste.