This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Free global delivery for orders over HK$2500 More info

Zoom Da Hong Pao
Zoom Da Hong Pao
Zoom Da Hong Pao

Da Hong Pao

Subscription Save

Da Hong Pao | 果韻大紅袍

 Tasting notes: Baked fruit, minerally, charcoal
 Origin: Wuyishan, Fujian, China
 Cultivar: 奇丹 Qidan 
 Elevation: 350m
 Oxidation: ⦿⦿⦿○○
 Heavy roasted

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.

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 mineral flavour.

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 an aged oak barrel 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.

teaCLUB members get 10% off!

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.

Da Hong Pao



Covid update

Due to the pandemic, international delivery fees are higher than normal and we cannot deliver to some countries. Contact us at for help.

Hong Kong delivery

Delivery is free for orders of HK$500 or more. Heavy items do not qualify for free shipping. Please allow 5-7 working days for your delivery. See our shipping policy.

International delivery

Delivery is free for orders of HK$2500 or more. All other orders have a flat delivery fee of HK$450. Heavy items do not qualify for free shipping. We aim to send orders within 5 business days of payment, and they are usually delivered within 14-60 days, depending on the destination. See our shipping policy.

Returns policy

If you would like to return an item, please contact us at first. Items returned without notification may not be properly identified and may result in delays in addressing your concern and/or processing your refund.
Not all items are eligible for refunds. Please see our refund policy for more.


No more products available for purchase

Your cart is currently empty.