Da Hong Pao Superfine | Big Red Robe

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Big Red Robe, or Da Hong Pao is a famous tea produced from the tea bushes grown in the Wu Yi Mountain in Fujian province, China. It has been given the title of "King of all teas" during the Qing Dynasty. Da Hong Pao oolong tea is famous for its unique floral fragrance and specially Wu Yi rock tea taste and fragrance. Da Hong Pao’s dark leaves produce a brew that is fragrant in scent, heavy in flavor, and rich in color! The tea will first strike you as bitter, followed by a mineral taste, and strong sweetness, high floral notes, then finishes with a slightly astringent but absolutely mouth-watering aftertaste. Da Hong Pao is a tea classic must have for any tea enthusiast!

This is how to do it:
1-1.5 TSP or 1 BAG
8oz / 200ml
195F / 90°C
2 - 3 min


Oolong tea


by Jerred Toews
April 2021
While most of the tea I have tried from tealyra has surpassed my expectations, this particular one fell short, citing heavy astringency when brewed
by Kenneth
April 2021
It’s da hong pao for sure, but unfortunately a very poor quality da hong pao. Having tasted and purchased this tea directly in wuyi mountains, and ordered from other suppliers, the flavour both in volume and intensity in the da hong pao tea leaves from Tealyra is very poor. I will not be purchasing from this provider again.
by Max
February 2020
It's fine for the price you pay, the only bad thing is a really noticeable amount of stems (like 1/9).
by Lily
October 2016
First, I have to say that I love the mixed signal of oolongs; half way between black teas and green teas. Always interesting to discover.
In opening the bag, I found the aroma to be definitely musky. I followed the guidelines for oolongs: I rinsed then steep my first infusion at the right temperature for the time suggested (2-3 minutes). I used 1 tsp of tea in 8 oz. hot water. The musky scent was still there. It was also slightly earthy and vaguely reminiscent of a crisp mountain air early morning. Taste like, this oolong has more characteristics of a black tea. Mouth-watering is right! Very mellow with some astringency.
I did not get any floral aroma at my first infusion, but I definitely did at the 2nd infusion (steeped 6-7 minutes). I could even smell some vanilla and something reminiscence of pin. Wow!
The 3rd infusion was even better, but I got the mineral taste only at the 4th infusion, which also made me think of an early grey (aroma, taste and astringency).
I did make a 5th infusion, and it was still very tasty and mellow, just not as complex anymore.
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