Da Hong Pao Manually Processed Medium Roast

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Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Da Hong Pao
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Da Hong Pao Manually Processed Medium Roast

This tea's info last updated: Nov. 14, 2014

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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Well this is my first ever Da Hong Pao, and I'm really excited to review it (but not as much as I was to taste it)!

I brewed about 1.5 spoons (because the leaves are long) in about 9 oz of water at 200 F for 4 min.

The color of the tea is beautiful reddish amber (Alex, I think a good feature would be uploading pics here). The scent was mild at first, nutty and toasty. As the tea cooled down, a lot more character came out in the aroma.

The taste is superb! It had complex levels my palate can't really understand yet, but I picked up chestnut, grapes, caramel, etc. The flavors definitely got more pronounced as the tea cooled. I was just so eager to try it haha. There was a light astringency that came out in bigger sips. I like that though, a bit of dryness. Especially for this style of tea, which reminds me of hojicha but is much more complex. The taste lingers in the back of my throat and on my lips. It's very savory.

Excellent tea, and I'm so glad I tried it.
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