Wuyi Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Honey, Mineral, Nutty, Oats, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Sweet Potatoes, Toast, Walnut, Wood, Cannabis, Fruity
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 6 oz / 185 ml

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  • “The Great Un-Steepstering of 2020 Review #9 (08/23/20) The site is (mostly) working again, but I’m not quite caught up with posting my backlog (at the time of this writing); I’m only posting one a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Got this in Dazzle Deer’s 11.11 sampler deal. It’s a pretty good, pretty standard Wuyi oolong. Fruity, roasty, mineral, slight cannabis note. Doesn’t last many steeps.” Read full tasting note
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Our best selling Da Hong Pao is back in stock!
Big Red Robe is definitely one of the favorites for the Rock Tea (Yan Cha 岩茶) lover. Its significant Yan Yun (岩韵, lit. rock aroma) taste, makes it stand out compared to other oolong teas. Our Best Selling Da Hong Pao is from a tea garden located in the Ban Yan (半岩) area. The tea has an appealing roasted and flowery aroma. The liquor has a bright color, and delivers a mellow sweetness. Great to drink in a daily basis.

Thie medium roasted Da Hong Pao is already in the best time to taste after resting for almost a year.

PRODUCT INFO

-Type: Oolong
-Harvest Time: April 2018
-Origin: Wuyi Mt, Nanping, Fujian Province, China
-Flavor: Roasted, flowery, mellow
-Resealable kraft paper pouch with foil liner
-Shelf Life: 24 Months
-Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Avoid being exposed to light.

HOW TO BREW

-Prefered in the Chinese Gongfu way
-Yixing clay teapot or porcelain gaiwan is prefered
-5 – 7 grams for a 100ml – 140ml teaware
-212℉ / 100℃
-Steep time: Rinse/10s/20s/40s/60s/90s/150s

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The Great Un-Steepstering of 2020 Review #9 (08/23/20)

The site is (mostly) working again, but I’m not quite caught up with posting my backlog (at the time of this writing); I’m only posting one a day as to not overwhelm both readers and the (still somewhat slow) site, so until I catch up to “real time” my reviews will be back-dated (though the gap is getting closer!)

My friend Todd (https://steepster.com/ashi here on Steepster) is currently in evacuation due to the California fires. On Sundays we normally “watch TV” together (I live in Idaho and he in California; we “stream” at the same time and use a chat program to interact in real time!) and decided to keep our “Sunday TV date” since he could stream from his hotel (good to keep the mind on other things and keep to routine, right?) but before the stream, we decided to try out having a tea time together on Zoom! He doesn’t have any “tea stuff” right now due to the evacuation, but picked up some bottled houjicha from a convenience store and had a lavender cocoa from Peet’s he’d picked up from earlier in the day when he went to visit the family that is currently babysitting their coop of chickens. I decided to make this tea.

Since I followed my last Dazzle Deer oolong sampler to the T with their directions and it was a bit astringent, this time I used the website that I tend to always use when it comes to “water-to-leaf” ratios (something I have a hard time judging myself), OCTea (https://octea.ndim.space/#/) and… hey! I had no astringency this time! I did have to use a slightly larger steeping vessel to accomodate, but s’all good.

250ml teapot | 7g | 205F | Rinse/10s/20s/40s/60s/90s

I didn’t really notice much variation from steep to steep regarding flavor, so this is actually the kind of oolong that would probably do me very well as a Western or cold brew. I got a very smooth, roasted flavor, but not “charred” or “smoky” (there was perhaps a very subtle hint of a “burnt toast” note to the aftertaste, but it was mellow, more like an afterthought, and hit that spot of “pleasantness” that is hard for smoky flavors to hit for myself). It had a very toasty nutty flavor, like deeply roasted walnuts, with other notes of wood, oats, sweet honey, plantains/sweet potato, and subtle minerals. It was a smooth and pleasant cup throughout the five steeps I took the tea.

This is a type of oolong I can definitely see myself interested in exploring further.

Flavors: Honey, Mineral, Nutty, Oats, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Sweet Potatoes, Toast, Walnut, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
gmathis

Being displaced stinks. Been there. I’m glad you could be there for something familiar and comfortable! (“Familiar” and “comfortable” are in short supply if you’ve been booted from home!)

White Antlers

That is so touching that you are providing your friend something stable and familiar during a horrible time.

Roswell Strange

I hope Todd is able to get back to a normal state of living soon. Virtual tea time does sound quite nice, though :)

mrmopar

I think he said he would be back home Friday. Lets pray he does.

Mastress Alita

Right now he has his current hotel booked through until next Monday, and waiting until the evacuation order gets lifted. At the moment, water and power have been cut in the area, and even if the evacuation orders are lifted, they want to make sure all utilities are up and running before they return. :-)

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Got this in Dazzle Deer’s 11.11 sampler deal. It’s a pretty good, pretty standard Wuyi oolong. Fruity, roasty, mineral, slight cannabis note. Doesn’t last many steeps.

Flavors: Cannabis, Fruity, Mineral, Roasted

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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