2010 Spring Ban Yan Wuyi Medium-Roasted Da Hong Pao Rock Tea in Tin Package

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Da Hong Pao oolong tea is famous for its unique floral fragrance and specially Wuyi rock tea taste and fragrance. All Wuyi rock Oolong tea has its unique rock tea taste and fragrance, which the other Oolong teas do not possess the characteristics. The rock tea taste and fragrance can be described in the four aspects: aroma, cleanness, sweetness and animation.

Unlike Tie Guan Yin, which focus on the high fragrance, Wuyi rock tea concentrates on the taste. Its fragrance is deep and heave one, which can feel after drinking the tea soup.

Though our this tea is from Ban Yan areas, its rock fragrance and taste is still quite strong, and highlights with fresh, soft tea soup, clean flower aroma and strong sweetness.

Harvest time: 2010 Spring

Picking standard: one bud with two leaves

Shape: tight bar shaped tea leaves

Dried tea color: bloom dark brown color

Aroma: natural and fresh unique fragrance

Tea soup color: bright golden yellow

Taste: freshness, softness, mellow, thickness, unique flower taste

Brewing vessel: Gaiwan(120cc) or Yixing tea pot(120cc)

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wonderfully roasty, full of flavor, impossible to oversteep or understeep , tastes different each time. Has become one of my favorite am teas.

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I have been in love with Da Hong Pao ever since the first time I tried it. It is always on my restock list(along with 58 Fengqing) and is the third most consumed tea in my house :)

Da Hong Pao probably has the sharpest taste of the teas I drink, other ones being rather smooth. The smokines of roasted leaves, imo, is a perfect complement to natural tea taste and it is the balance of smokines vs original tea taste that really differs one type of this tea from another. This one is a “standard” quality I usually buy. It is the second cheapest at JK Tea Shop at the moment but that does not mean the tea is not so good, quite on the contrary.

This first two-three infusions of this tea have almost overpowering roastiness to them(which I quite enjoy) , but not too much so. Then it gradually fades to reveal the taste of the tea itself. I usually infuse this particular type 6-8 times but my favourite cups are the first and the second with their strong smoky taste which is what really makes Da Hong Pao tea stand out from all of the others.

Overall : While not the best DHP I have tried the quality is rather good and it is a perfect “every other day” tea to me :)

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