A welcome addition to my short list of favorite oolongs on the malty, strong side. I have gradually learned to use my sense of smell and sight to judge if the tea has steeped according to my liking. I have stopped using time. This is a good recommendation by owner at tea shop. Good till 2nd steeping. The third cup already tastes bland.
Da Hong Pao
Da Hong Pao or Big Red Robe, is the king of famous rock teas from the Wuyi Mountain of China. It is one of the most expensive tea sold in auction history. Da Hong Pao Oolong is fully hand processed into dark greenish brown and slightly twisted tea leaves. The liquor of Da Hong Pao yields strong yet pleasant lingering fruity aftertaste that you want to keep coming back for more.