Tea: Red Robe Da Hong Pao

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Style:Da Hong Pao
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
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Review of Red Robe Da Hong Pao

10 of 105 of 55 of 595 of 100

It's kind of strange that I've had so many Dan Cong oolongs in my life, but no oolong from Wuyishan. I guess that's because of my Chaozhou background. Given the fame of Dahongpao, I guess it's about time to try it out!

According to the vendor it's a 'banyan' type, meaning it's harvested near the scenic area of Wuyishan.

At first I was thinking to steep it in an Yixing teapot in which I steep my Dancongs, but then I thought, it might affect the flavour making this dahongpao taste like the usual oolongs I drink. So I decided to go for a porcelain gaiwan.

After a quick rinse, I applied a 15 second steep. The leaves release a nice aroma. The taste is kind of like a Milan Xiang Dan Cong oolong. It's more honeyish in the first steep, but it slowly becomes more flowery in the next sessions.

I managed to get 9 steeps out of 8 grams of tea. Pretty good yield.

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