Da Hong Pao Oolong Tea
What is Oolong Tea?
Oolong tea is a partially-oxidized tea that combines characteristics of green tea (delightful fragrance) and black tea (bold flavor).
Oolongs such as Da Hong Pao are put through an intensive many-step process after picking, including roasting. This darkens the leaves and produces a special nutty flavor that is a favorite of tea drinkers throughout Asia.
Da Hong Pao, or "Big Red Robe" Oolong is one of the "Ten Famous Chinese teas." Its roasty, nutty flavor combines with a sweet and smooth mouth feel to deliver a special tea experience.
Da Hong Pao may be the most famous oolong tea in all of China and is definitely worth a try by all who love fine teas!
The name "Da Hong Pao" means Big Red Robe, and it comes from a famous story. After one of the Ming Dynasty emperors saw his mother recover from illness after drinking Da Hong Pao, he sent big red robes to cover the tea bushes from which the leaves came.
To this day, tea from the Da Hong Pao "mother trees" are amongst the most valuable natural items in the world.
The Da Hong Pao in this bag isn't from those mother trees, but it is from fantastic tea hills near Wuyi Mountain. That distinctive Da Hong Pao flavor has been a favorite of mine since I first tried it in Beijing over ten years ago.
VALUE AND QUALITY
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Jesse's Teahouse started because Jesse realized the quality and value of the tea directly from the Beijing Tea Market was so much higher than what could be easily found in the States -- and around the world.
Jesse contacted his tea friends, they shipped their best teas to him, and he sends them to you. That's it!
These teas are high quality and can be re-steeped multiple times! Each serving makes between 4-8 cups of tea, so at around $.50 a cup, you get top quality Chinese teas at a price that you can enjoy every day.
NOT JUST TEA, TEA CULTURE
Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but the best ways to make the teas.
That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:
- Tea Origin
- Steep Temperature
- Steep Time
- Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping
All Jesse’s Teahouse Tea Friends (that’s you now!) also get access to private YouTube videos where Jesse and his Chinese tea friends show you how to make the teas and explain the tea-making process.
The links are on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.
Don't Forget Your Tea Pets!
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out the tea pets at the bottom of this page.