Review of Wuyi Mountain Big Red Robe

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I'll confess I tried this tea after being intrigued at reading the legend of the Big Red Robe. Glad I did. I wonder if a monkey really picked this?

This is my new favorite tea. It has more body and flavor than the more delicate oolong teas. I usually give it a bit more tea and a longer steep than the usual recommendation for oolongs. I go for about 2 1/2 tsp in about a 14 oz ceramic infuser cup for a full five minutes.

I usually use just a little sweetener but this tastes too good as it is. Good for at least two steeps.

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on April 19th, 2018

The legends of how these teas originate can be really fun to read, even if their truthfulness may be dubious!

I also tend to like oolongs that have a bit more depth and body. I find a lot of high-quality oolongs naturally taste sweet. Some of the greener ones I've tried have been surprisingly sweet naturally, almost tasting as if I had added a bit of honey.

And welcome to RateTea by the way! I'm Alex and I run the site, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the site or about tea! I look forward to reading more of your reviews!

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