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.
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Very distinct flavor good with a little bit of honey or just by itself
Refined and composed, not sharp or overbearing. Delicate and distinct taste. A gentleman among the crowd. Confident.
My personal favorite from all the 12 Little Red Cup teas I have tried -- and that's saying something!
A Great Oolong tea, smooth and great tasting no matter how short or long you steep it!
Tried this when I got a free sample and fell in love with it right away.
Great tea, will buy again!
This tea is delicious. It has a comforting rich flavor that is very satisfying. The husband and I are both very pleased with the quality. Some of the best tea we have ever purchased. I love the smell of it as soon as the tin is opened.