Da Hong Pao Rou Gui Flavour

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  • “The Tea fairy and Dexter inspired me to have this today. Still love it. The first steep is reminding me of black forest cake with a chocolate sacher torte, vanilla cream and kirsh vibe happening....” Read full tasting note
    yyz 370 tasting notes
  • “I was drinking this at work today. This is a really nice dark oolong, but it's one of those that really confuse me. It's what I think of as a cross over. This is almost black, it's not quite...” Read full tasting note
    Dexter 727 tasting notes

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Cinnamon (Rou Gui) tea is one of the main branch of Da hong pao, also known as Wuyi Oolong tea. This tea smells like cinnamon, and is a little more bitter than other Da hong pao teas, but the bitterness will disappear after the tea soup goes through the throat. The tea has a very sweet aftertaste that lasts for a long while. After brewing, the leaves become green with red edge. This tea is grown and produced by the sellers who have sold in the domestic Chinese market for years.

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370 tasting notes

The Tea fairy and Dexter inspired me to have this today. Still love it. The first steep is reminding me of black forest cake with a chocolate sacher torte, vanilla cream and kirsh vibe happening. The cinnamon is present as a warming spice which presents a certain sweetness. This tea is not as syrupy and sweet as the mystery yancha I had last night, but I still love this.

TheTeaFairy

Mmmmm….Oolong just rocks! And so does this review :-)

apt

nice! shame that they named it so sloppily though. Rou Gui and Da Hong Pao are seperate cultivars – both are Yancha aka Cliff Teas aka Rock Teas.

yyz

I know, I’m pretty sure they know that too. The tin is labeled just Rou gui. They tend to put a lot of associated names on aliexpress to maximise it coming up in searches.

apt

DHP is super-famous compared to Rou Gui, it’s like a brand name :P

yyz

Exactly. You see dealers on aliexpress listing rock teas as Yan Chas as cliff teas, rock teas, dhp, black teas and other associated names of teas in this family. Some companies are very specific, but most tend to not be. Their are others I wonder about like this one where the heading is more or less correct but then they say the variety is Assam. Are cliff teas derived from an assamica ssp.?
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fo-Shou-Buddha-s-Hand-Ancient-Tree-Wuyi-Rock-Tea/1410428562.html

apt I don’t know for sure, but I’d like to give a nice, large Hell No, as DHP has existed for longer than Indian tea and I can’t find anything online about it. DHP is known for messing up labels (Labeling Shou Pu’erh as Sheng…)
yyz

All my sources say it is Camellia sinensis. I allowed myself to wonder for a bit though because I know a lot of pu-ehr is made from var. Assamica and it made me wonder about other styles. Its probably an error in the description, this is surprisingly common on aliexpress. When I can I like Togo to company websites or Two a where descriptions are usually more accurate. I also find that they use Souchong and keemun as processing styles and not as tea types as well. Though some regions do have a sort of vqa type regulation in ASN attempt to maintain quality.

Miss Starfish

I wasn’t hungry, really. Then I read this. Now I’m raiding the dessert cupboard. Oh yzz… ;)

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727 tasting notes

I was drinking this at work today. This is a really nice dark oolong, but it’s one of those that really confuse me. It’s what I think of as a cross over. This is almost black, it’s not quite oolong enough for me, and it’s not quite black enough.
For today, I’m going to not worry about what it is, and just enjoy it. It is a very nice dark tea.
Thank you so much yyz for sending me a sample of this really nice tea.

yyz

Its funny you say that because on aliexpress Da Hong Pao is sometimes sold with the black teas, or at least separately from the other Oolong’s so maybe others see the higher oxidised Da Hong Pao’s the same way.

Dexter

The first time I ran into this was Black Pearl Sumatra from Tealux – listed as an oolong but was more like a black to me. I’ve run into a few since then. They seem to be a little of both, have both black and oolong characteristics. They always confuse me. Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed this tea, and this one was more oolong than black, but it was right on the edge. That’s just how I felt about it….

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