Wuyi Mountain Big Red Robe

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Brand:Verdant Tea
Style:Da Hong Pao
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Wuyi Mountain Big Red Robe

This tea's info last updated: May. 28, 2014

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Direct-sourced from he Li Family in Wuyi, our new Spring Big Red Robe is rich and balanced with deep, lingering aftertaste...

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Reviewer pic75 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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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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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Had this a couple of days ago. One of the best oolongs I have ever had. Slight to no astringency. Honey and floral notes with a slight buttery taste. Aroma was very much like a typical oolong with hints of burnt grass.
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Super. This tea is just excellent!

I like finding finer teas that do well with a Western-style brewing. I admit that I tend toward laziness, and there's just no time in the AM to pull out the gong fu set. While I expect that this tea would potentially be even more amazing brewed with short steeps, it was also wonderful with one longer steep in the french press.

The aroma was nutty and roasty. It had a very smooth taste, and I was a little sad when the cup was finished, since I didn't bring any of this particular loose tea to work. I will get around to trying this gong fu style, but I think I'll also bring some to work and try it grandpa style tomorrow. It had zero bitterness and I think it would be a good, non fussy tea for work.

Edit 5/29/14 Ehrmagerd! I made this as an overnight cold brew in the fridge and I'm so happy I tried that. I normally save that method for flavored black teas, but this tea shines even with cold water. Is there anything this tea can't do? I'm going to need to buy more of this, and I also need to try more Big Red Robe teas. Two thumbs up. If I had an extra thumb, I'd throw that one in there, too.
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