Wuyi Shan Red Cape

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Cacao, Coffee, Dark Bittersweet, Dirt, Mineral, Smoke, Tobacco
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Average preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “I am going to have to have a few more cups of this before I can write too much but my initial impression is yummy! It reminds me a lot of the iron goddess, but not as strong. This might be a...” Read full tasting note
    Teatiff 367 tasting notes
  • “I am enjoying this tea more having prepared it in a gaiwan. The higher ratio of leaves to water and the shorter steeping times allow the flavors to express themselves more succinctly. In my tea...” Read full tasting note
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    teabrarian 15 tasting notes
  • “Thanks to *TeaTiff* for this sample! Wow, this tea is pretty complex. I used about 3.5 teaspoons to 2.5 cups and steeped it for about 3 minutes. It doesn't have a strong smell dry, but when...” Read full tasting note
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    hapatite 123 tasting notes
  • “This one is very earthy, just a little fruity but not sweet enough to be to my taste. There are some peaty and tobacco notes that I don't tend to like, either, and while the overall flavor isn't...” Read full tasting note
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From Gong Fu Tea Shop

Red Cape Oolong tea was prepared by and for the Chinese Imperial Family of the Yuan Dynasty (13th and 14th centuries). This is a wonderful, highly oxidized Oolong grown on the slopes of the famous Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province – home to some of the world’s most prized teas. The leaves produce a liquor that is smooth, rich and woody in character. Treat yourself to this royal tribute tea.

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367 tasting notes

I am going to have to have a few more cups of this before I can write too much but my initial impression is yummy! It reminds me a lot of the iron goddess, but not as strong. This might be a great compromise for me.

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I am enjoying this tea more having prepared it in a gaiwan. The higher ratio of leaves to water and the shorter steeping times allow the flavors to express themselves more succinctly. In my tea explorations I have tried several highly oxidized oolongs, but this the first strip-style Wu Yi Shan Da Hong Pao I have tried. This definitely qualifies as highly oxidized, being about 80%. The neat thing about tea is the you can have teas fairly close on the oxidation spectrum, but their flavors and characteristics can differ so much.
The tea’s aroma is that of an earthy broth; whereas the flavor is all peatiness and scotchiness. The after taste is distinctively reminiscent of the slightly smoky bite of scotch. I assuredly enjoy this tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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Thanks to TeaTiff for this sample!

Wow, this tea is pretty complex. I used about 3.5 teaspoons to 2.5 cups and steeped it for about 3 minutes. It doesn’t have a strong smell dry, but when brewed it almost reminds me of a lapsang. The smell is mildly earthy and smoked. The sip starts of strong with the taste of the forest floor in autumn and finished with a drying astringency (probably due to me steeping it at 212 instead of 208). Since it is highly oxidized, it drinks like a black tea instead of an oolong. I like my oolongs a little less oxidized.

Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Cacao, Coffee, Dark Bittersweet, Dirt, Mineral, Smoke, Tobacco

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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This one is very earthy, just a little fruity but not sweet enough to be to my taste. There are some peaty and tobacco notes that I don’t tend to like, either, and while the overall flavor isn’t bad it’s just not my thing. It’s a sipdown and I don’t think I’ll restock.

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