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Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) China Oolong

Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) China Oolong
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Da Hong Pao, also known as Big Red Robe, is a high oxidized (60%-80%) rock oolong from the Wu Yi mountain region in the Fujian Province in China.

It is on the list of The Ten Most Famous Teas of China and several legends about this tea exist.

One particular legend relates how centuries ago a high-ranking Chinese public official fell ill and was nursed back to health with a particular tea that was given to him. To show his thanks and reverance, he draped his official red robe over one of the tea bushes from which the tea was made and bowed down before it.

A few of these original bushes remain and a very limited amount of tea is still produced from them.

Most Da Hong Pao, including ours, is produced from clones taken from the original bushes decades ago and cultivated nearby.

The large, twisted leaves are heavily fired (dried over charcoal) and yield a dark amber, medium-bodied infusion with deep, earthy and smokey flavors and aromas with notes of fruit and minerality.

The leaves can be infused multiple times.

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