Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Wuyi Rock Oolong from Teavivre

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Teavivre

Tea Description:

This wuyi Da Hong Pao Teavivre provides will be a perfect choice for people who want to discover Wuyi Rock Da Hong Pao teas or for oolong lovers that want to find a Da Hong Pao for their daily teas.  The tea presents characteristic such as its high and long lasted floral fragrance, smooth, rich, sweet and refreshing aftertaste.

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Taster’s Review:

This is such a lovely tea to be sipping right now:  It is so cold and wet outside, the kind of cold that gets into your bones and hangs in there, and it seems no matter what you do you just can’t get rid of that cold feeling!

Tea to the rescue!  This Wuyi Da Hong Pao Oolong to be specific.  The flavor is so warm with its toasty character that it seems to get right to that chill and warms me up.

The first couple of sips, I noticed a distinct mineral-y kind of tone, together with the warm, toasty, almost charcoal-y kind of flavor.  The mineral note and the charcoal note seem to go together seamlessly.  There is an undertone of sweetness that is honey-esque, but it is quite delicate, especially in these first two infusions.  There are also intriguing floral tones that almost seem like they don’t belong there, given the sort of rugged, roasty-toasty, mineral-y kind of flavors that met me at the introduction.  But these floral notes are so delightful, you want them at the party, even if they don’t seem to fit in quite so well at the beginning.

In subsequent infusions, I found that the mineral/charcoal tones seemed to soften as the floral notes began to emerge, and the honey-esque tone united with the flowery flavors so deliciously.   I found that with each new cup of this tea, new flavors were just waiting to be discovered.  As the mineral-y notes began to wane, I found that the background notes began to take on a more “woodsy” kind of flavor, deep and oaken, and this note seemed to add to the overall warmth of the cup.  I love that this tea stood up for a good eight infusions, making this a lovely cold autumn’s evening tea for me.

But then, Teavivre has never failed to provide me with just what I need when it comes to incredible flavor and quality.  They are one of the best, in my opinion!

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