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Da Hong Pao (Fruit Scent)

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Da Hong Pao (Fruit Scent)|果韻大紅袍

 Tasting notes: Smoky, ripe fruit, minerally
 Origin: Wuyishan, Fujian, China
 Cultivar: 大紅袍 Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe)

 Elevation: 350m
 Oxidation: ⦿⦿⦿○○
 Roasted: Heavy
 Meet the farmer

Once the reserve of emperors, Da Hong Pao (“Big Red Robe”) is a highly prized rock tea grown in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wuyishan, China, where the plants are nourished by mountain streams and mineral-rich soil, giving the tea its distinctive mineral flavour. Our Da Hong Pao (Fruit Scent) is strong, citrusy and smoky–an invigorating brew to get you through the mid-afternoon slump.

Wuyishan’s mystic scenery of sheer cliffs, dramatic gorges, and sparkling rivers happens to be ideal for growing tea, as the porous rocks provide the best irrigation system. Teas from this area are called rock teas (岩茶), and can be recognised by their distinctive mineral flavour, thanks to Wuyishan’s unique terroir. Da Hong Pao is one of the most famous rock teas, and ours is produced by a pioneering women-led tea farm.

Our Da Hong Pao has a strong fruit scent, reminiscent of the citrus essence released from an orange as it is peeled. It is charcoal-roasted twice giving it a heavy smoky flavour while highlighting its mineral notes. 

As a bold and robust tea with a long-lasting aftertaste, it pairs excellently with rich food and helps expel dampness from the body.

There are many stories about its name. Legend has it that the tea was prepared by monasteries exclusively for the Emperor. It grew on precarious cliff edges, so monks trained monkeys to pick the tea, clothing them in regal red robes, hence the name “Big Red Robe”. Others say that the young shoots have a crimson tint to them, making it look like the fields are robed in red in the springtime.

Gongfu style (Gaiwan)
6g | per 100ml | 98°C | 1 min
+10s per steep for at least 5 steeps

Western style (Teapot)
3g | per 100ml | 95°C | 3 mins
+ 1 min per steep for at least 3 steeps

Cold brew
10g | 1L | Room temp/ refrigerated | 6 hours

As a roasted oolong, we find that Dao Hong Pao (Fruit Scent) does well with near-boiling water.

These are just guidelines. As we always say, it’s best to experiment with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

Goes with:

Pumpkin Clay Teapot


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Da Hong Pao (Fruit Scent)



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