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Last Updated: Feb. 28, 2012 

About Da Hong Pao

Dark golden-brown leaves, long, twisted, wrinklyDa Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Oolong, Closeup of Leaf, Photo © Hemanshu (English Wikipedia), CC BY-SA 3.0.
Da hong pao (大红袍), meaning big red robe (which the tea is sometimes called) is a tea from the Wuyi mountains in Fujian, China. The tea is sometimes called red hood, large red robe, great red cloak, or other similar variants owing to differences in translation.

This tea is sometimes classified as a black tea (in Chinese, called red tea), but is usually classified as an oolong. Regardless of how it is classified, the leaf and brewed tea are both dark in color, and the tea has many characteristics in common with other Wuyi oolongs.

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The tea that I got is packaged in individual packets, each containing six grams (about three US tea bags worth) of relatively large, but broken pieces of tea leaf. It doesn't smell as strongly as most roasted oolongs, but it also doesn't smell overly roasted as inexpensive oolongs often do. Adding water brings out a bi...

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75 / 100
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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 recommen...

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74 / 100
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Wuyi Da Hong Pao from Harney and Sons

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China
Feb. 16th, 2018

This tea was good, but it just didn't wow me the way I would need a tea in this price range to do in order to want to buy it.

The dry leaf smells exquisite, multifaceted, and hard to describe. Although the color is dark, the smell resembles green teas in some ways. Softly toasty and bready, hinting at floral and s...

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92 / 100
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A truly great tea!
I brew this with one teaspoon of tea per cup(about 1.5 grams I think) And I get 3 steepings. The aroma is nice but indescribable, and the taste is almost the same way. It has nutty notes and is very... "minerally". A pretty good value at $17 per 100g but definitely not cheap either.

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100 / 100
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Red Robe Oolong from Simple Loose Leaf

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Blend
Nov. 15th, 2017

Out of all the teas on this planet, oolong, in all its varieties, is my favorite. I received this particular type as part of the monthly deal from this company in a loose leaf form.

This oolong had a nice earthy smell that was slightly stronger compared to other oolongs I have had. Its flavor was smooth all the way ...

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Wuyi Mountain Big Red Robe

Brand:Verdant Tea
Style:Da Hong Pao
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
99
3 Ratings
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Red Robe Da Hong Pao

Brand:Teasenz
Style:Da Hong Pao
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea Fujian

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Da Hong Pao
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Wuyi Golden Water

Brand:Wild Tea Qi
Style:Da Hong Pao
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Big Red Robe

Brand:California Tea House
Style:Da Hong Pao
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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Wuyi Mountain Big Red Robe

Brand:Verdant Tea
Style:Da Hong Pao
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
99
3 Ratings

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