Da Hong Pao, Big Red Robe Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

About the Tea
This large-leaf tea is my favorite roasted oolong! Da Hong Pao comes from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China and is one of the most famous teas around the world. This highly aromatic, beautifully-crafted oolong has a smooth, sweet body with notes of citrus and honey with an earthy, roasty campfire aroma. Da Hong Pao is one of my favorite teas to bring camping, as it evokes the feeling of being in a deeply wooded area with a campfire going and it’s very resistant to oversteeping, allowing me to worry less about my tea and explore while it steeps! Our Da Hong Pao has a lighter roast level than most, which contributes to its lasting sweet mouthfeel and complex body.

Notes
Earthy
Roasty
Honey
Citrus
Campfire

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1 tablespoon of leaves
in 8 ounces of boiling water
for 3 minutes.

2nd infusion: 5 minutes
3rd infusion: 8 minutes

Ingredients
Oolong Tea

Caffeine Content
Medium

http://www.whisperingpinestea.com/dahongpao.html

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Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

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After hundreds of samples and countless days spent looking for the Da Hong Pao that best suits the feel of Whispering Pines Tea Company, here it is!

About the Tea
This large-leaf tea my favorite roasted oolong! Da Hong Pao comes from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China and is one of the most famous teas around the world. This highly aromatic, beautifully-crafted oolong has a smooth, sweet body with notes of citrus and honey with an earthy, roasty campfire aroma. Da Hong Pao is one of my favorite teas to bring camping, as it evokes the feeling of being in a deeply wooded area with a campfire going and it’s very resistant to oversteeping, allowing me to worry less about my tea and explore while it steeps! Our Da Hong Pao has a lighter roast level than most, which contributes to its lasting sweet mouthfeel and complex body.

Notes
Earthy
Roasty
Honey
Citrus
Campfire

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1 tablespoon of leaves
in 8 ounces of boiling water
for 3 minutes.

2nd infusion: 5 minutes
3rd infusion: 8 minutes

Ingredients
Oolong Tea

Caffeine Content
Medium

http://www.whisperingpinestea.com/dahongpao.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Another really late log (I forgot to log it when I had it last). I’ve actually had this one a few times. The first time, I thought it tasted very much like the roasted Iron Goddess also from Whispering Pines. If I didn’t see that the leaves were different, I almost would have thought it was the same one. Except, not quite. I didn’t pick up any of the coconut notes that I got from the Iron Goddess.

This is a decent super roasty tea, but not my favorite Big Red Robe.

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I got home last night from going visit my husband (sooo needed that, I miss him so much), and my order from Whispering Pines was waiting for me! So, naturally, I busted it open first thing this morning, and this one was calling my name.

The loose leaves smell faintly dusty and woody, with the barest hint of smoke. Oh my gosh, these leaves are HUGE! Some of them are EASILY two inches long! They’re very darkly oxidized, too. I love dark oolongs, so that’s a plus for me.

I thought I would break from my usual steeping method and do what it says on the package (although I used more water than it said to). The brew smells VERY nutty, with a slight hint of charcoal, like the nuts were just a teensy bit scorched.

Mmm, I’m getting a heavy hit of that roasted nut flavor that I love in dark oolongs. This is warming me to my toes on this rather chilly morning. After sipping a while, it doesn’t get astringent or too dry in the mouth. It’s not what I would call “juicy,” but it definitely is not drying, so I appreciate that. I’m enjoying it very much. It’s not something that I will go for very often, probably, knowing the type of teas that I tend to gravitate toward , but when I am in the mood for it, I will be very glad I have it. :)

Edit: The second steep was just as good as the first, and I even got some hints of chocolate, which combined with the nuttiness made it taste like almond bark or Nutella. :) Yum !

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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