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Da Hong Pao Oolong

Origin: Hubei Province


Our Da Hong Pao (大红袍) is a marvelous mountain-grown rock tea from Enshi Prefecture in southwestern Hubei Province. Almost fully oxidized, it brews a deep mahogany red — with notes of cinnamon, plums, and caramel.  Robust yet easy to brew, this tea has no bitter notes — only smooth, deep, rich, flavor.

This is a tea to be enjoyed on a regular basis, but also one to bring out for special occasions. It has taken us nearly ten years since we began our search for a great Da Hong Pao that is both organic and Fair Trade to get to the point where we can add this special oolong to our offerings. It is at once familiar and yet a cut above ordinary oolongs, a tea we are certain you will love.

Da Hong Pao is available by 2 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.

The leaves, used in a cup or small teapot, may be reused several times. Indeed, some people pour off the first round of water after a short time, “washing” the leaves. 

Please see our Brewing Guidelines for more information.

Interested in purchasing more than a pound? We are always happy to partner with like-minded tea lovers to sell wholesale organic teas, perfect for restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Smooth and energizing tea

I am not a morning person, yet I find myself looking forward to getting up every morning to a steaming cup of Da Hong Pao...It is smooth, and comforting and helps me welcome the day...

Great balanced Tea

I don’t often think of tea having texture, but this tea has a smooth texture (unlike the texture of regular hot water). It’s a medium color, smooth taste, and sweet woody smell!


A mellow and easy-to-drink tea. My new afternoon go-to. Try it with a little honey.

Mr. Dean poured, and a good time was had by all.

I'm not a connoisseur; however since becoming a customer of The Little Red Cup, I "haven't met a tea I didn't like." (Apologies to Will Rogers.)

Yummy Tea


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