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From Foruntay Tea (ChineseTea-Shop.com)

Description: Big Red Robe is a very important type of WuYi Oolong tea. Legend has it that the mother of a Ming Dynasty emperor was cured of a terminal illness by a certain tea. The emperor sent large red robes to clothe the four bushes from which that tea was harvested. So it is named Big Red Robe. This is a half fermented/oxidized tea. The tightly twisted leaves of Big Red Robe are greenish brown in color. The orange tea comes with a strong floral fragrance. Even after nine infusions, the sweet-scented osmanthus fragrance still remains. After tasting, the flavor will remain on your palate for quite some time. This tea is so good and famous that Chairman Mao gave it as a gift to President Nixon.

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Happy Easter! This morning’s mental a.m. soundtrack was the muted trumpet quartet playing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” to intro “Davey and Goliath” and Goliath’s laid-back bass, “Davey … Davey … wake up! It’s Easter morning!” And since I was reminded to wake up and rejoice (uh-oh, here comes another soundtrack … “You ask me how I KNOW He lives, He LI-VVVVVVVEEEEESSSSSS with-INN my HEARRRRRRT!”), I decided to do so over a cup of something special.

And perhaps it’s just my morning mindset, but when I opened the pouch—courtesy of www.chinesetea-shop.com—I smelled jelly beans! Well, maybe not, but a sweet/floral/candy thing was definitely going on. The leaves were huge.

Package description calls it an orange tea, but in my cup, it’s more of a peachy-golden. And wow! The flavor reminds me more of a really fine Darjeeling than an oolong—puckery with honeysuckle.

Allegedly, this will go for nine steeps. Looking forward to spending the rest of the day with it. May your day bring you joy.

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