When looking for a perfect rewarding experience, Da Hong Pao Tea takes you back to the Ming Dynasty and delights you with a truly royal tea.
A fully bodied beverage with a deep, nutty and floral aftertaste and surprising health benefits!
Da Hong Pao, also known as Big Red Robe, has been considered the king of the famous rock teas in the Wu Yi Mountains.
Produced in the Fujian Province of China, this particular Wu Yi tea is grown in a soil rich in manganese, magnesium and potassium and is highly respected by tea connoisseurs around the world for its unique flavour and health benefits.
Legends say that during the Ming Dynasty, an emperor or someone very dear to him was very ill and Big Red Robe tea was sent by monks hoping to bring some relief.
He drank the tea for a few days and recovered completely. As a sign of gratitude the emperor sent large amounts of rare cloth to cover the tea trees during the winter to protect them from the cold.
Nowadays, you can still find three of these original tea bushes in the Wu Yi Mountains, highly praised by locals, and which have been used to produce similar grades or varieties of Da Hong Pao tea.
These varieties are known as Small Red Robe or Xiao Hong Pao and they are grown under different environmental conditions and processing methods, resulting in distinct flavours.
Although Small Red Robe is not real Da Hong Pao tea, it is considered an excellent choice by tea lovers as well.
The adventure of this Chinese Oolong tea starts in late Spring with a first plucking followed by a smaller one in Autumn. Only three or four mature leaves and the bud are selected to begin the magical process.
The leaves are first withered indoors, or occasionally outdoors, to speed up the drying process. Following this they are spread out on bamboo tables and turned over by hand.
Next, they are gently shaken and pressed manually and fired to stop the oxidation process. This tea is a semi-fermented tea, reaching only 40% oxidation. Finally, the leaves are rolled, twisted and heated several times to create Da Hong Pao tea, composed of long, twisted green-chestnut shoots.
This complex beverage is rare and often reserved for honoured guests in China. Less than a kilogram of tea is harvested each year from those original tea bushes, so when buying Big Red Robe tea, don’t be surprised with its price, as it is quite expensive!
When drinking Big Red Robe tea, you are not just indulging in a wonderfully unique drink. You are discovering and enjoying the benefits of tea as well.
Have a look at how this oolong tea can help you revitalize your body and mind.
Big Red Robe tea benefits are tremendous and will have a positive impact in your life. If you wish to discover more interesting facts about the amazing oolong tea benefits read on.
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As you could see, drinking Big Red Robe tea on a daily basis can bring you and your loved ones many important health benefits. To make sure you fully enjoy them, you must prepare your tea the right way, which is why it’s time to discover how to brew Da Hong Pao Tea, step by step.
This tea is said to be great for accompanying grilled fish, tofu and deserts, but if you are searching for something less overwhelming, why not try your hand at a couple of light tea sandwich recipes to make this occasion even more special and delicious.
When purchasing this tea, you may come across many fake Da Hong Pao teas. Make sure it comes from one of the original tea bushes in the Wu Yi Mountain.
If it doesn’t, chances are you might be drinking one of its varieties – Small Red Robe tea – also a good choice according to tea connoisseurs and much cheaper.
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This just may be the right tea for you. Embrace it and give it a try!
”In the Taste of a single cup of tea you will eventually discover the truth of all the ten thousand forms in the universe.”
- Attributed to Kyongbong Sunim, Ch'an (Zen) Master
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