404 China Da Hong Pao 'Big Red Robe'
404 China Da Hong Pao 'Big Red Robe'
404 China Da Hong Pao 'Big Red Robe'
404 China Da Hong Pao 'Big Red Robe'

404 China Da Hong Pao 'Big Red Robe'

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Da Hong Pao: "Big Red Robe Tea"

Da Hong Pao is one of the most famous 4 teas from the Wuyi Mountains in China's Fujian Province. Da Hong Pao is by far the most popular.

With the producer of this tea, Cindy Chen, you can specify how many times you want the tea roasted. This one is 3x roasted, a medium roast so you taste more layers than in a heavy roast.

This tea is blended with 5 beautiful varieties of Rocktea. A good blend takes good craftsmanship to find the best rock tea varieties together. All tea was picked in the spring of 2020. Different varieties with different characteristics are blended. For example, Zheng yan Rougui and Shuixian have full body. Dangui and Huang Meigui are known for their wonderful aroma.

There is almost no pure Da Hong Pao on the market because it can only be produced on a small scale. If you want the pure form Da Hong Pao, the clone of the mother plant, choose the Qi Dan.

This tea tastes very good from a Gaiwan and can be poured over and over again. Each time you discover new layers/tastes, like peeling an onion.

According to legend, the wife of the elector in the Ming Dynasty was sick with homesickness for her native land in the Wuyi Mountains. The emperor loved his wife dearly and he brought in every doctor in the wide area to find out what his wife would need and could make her better. No doctor had the right medicine.... There came a simple farmer who lived a stone's throw from the Empress' birthplace. He meditated and one night he dreamed of a goddess who came to him and showed him a gnarled bush growing on a steep rocky cliff. The brave farmer climbed the rock and took the leaves. He took the risk of making tea from them but as soon as the empress drank a few sips of this tea and the smell reminded her of home, she quickly recovered. The emperor was so happy and grateful that he gave the peasant all his imperial red robes to honor him. In response, the farmer called this tea Big Red Robe. Every year he picked this red robe tea for the empress to remind her of home.

  • Origin: China
  • Region: Wuyishan, Fujian Province
  • Harvest period: Spring, May 2022
  • Rested on: 18-06, 20-07 and 18-08 (medium roast)
  • Cultivar: Rougui, Shuixian, Dan Gui, Meizhan, & Huang Meigui
  • Infusion: Golden Brown
  • Flavor: Orchid, rose, cherry, sandalwood and cinnamon
  • Flavor: Smooth, sweet, mineral, toasty flavor
  • Gradation: High End
  • Caffeinated: Yes
  • Biological: No, comes from an area where no soil conditioners are required and pesticides are not used

Recipe: 6 grams | 500 ml soft water | 95℃ | 2 minutes

Gaiwan: 5 grams | 110ml | 95℃ | wash, 20 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec

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