Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Da Hong Pao Tea is the King of Oolong Tea. It is popular among connoisseurs the world over, consisting of heavily oxidised leaves - a trait considered quite uncommon among Oolong varieties. And its uniqueness doesn't stop there.
When brewed, it has a distinct smokey flavour and aroma well-suited to those who enjoy a “hearty cuppa.” We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.
The caffeine content of Da Hong Pao, you can expect around 37-mg per 8-oz cup. This stimulating chemical compound, as most people will know already, offers a significant energy boost.
It’s worth noting, too, that, according to modern science, it can provide Oolong Tea benefits. Be sure to try it with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company today.
What is Da Hong Pao?
This Loose Leaf Tea, also known as “China Rock Tea” and “Red Robe,” comes from the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province, China. There are two legends associated with its creation. The first involves a scholar travelling to the city for an imperial examination.
He passed through the mountains, however, he fell seriously ill and thus took refuge with local Buddhist monks at Tian Xin Temple.
The monks offered the man Da Hong Pao Tea in order to restore his health. It worked and, as a result, the scholar eventually went on to pass his exam. He eventually returned to the temple and presented the monks with a red robe awarded to him for passing.
This, he told the monks, could cover the Tea pushes during the winter for protection - hence the name, Red Robe Tea.
The second story starts with the mother of a Ming Dynasty Emperor. Like the former tale, she became unwell while passing through the Wuyi Mountains. She, too, was healed by drinking Da Hong Pao Tea.
When the Emperor heard of his mother’s recovery, he sent red robes to cover the Tea pushes as a sign of gratitude. Whichever legend you preferred, you can retell it to friends with a cuppa in hand.
Type of Tea: Oolong Tea.
Origin: Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C. Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Best served without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a smokey, woody aroma and a full-bodied, toasty flavour.
Colour in Cup: Amber liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Da Hong Pao Tea
According to the latest scientific research, this remarkable beverage can alkalise the digestive tract, thus reducing inflammation in those with acid reflux and ulcer problems.
Additionally, some experts believe that it is antiseptic, meaning it could clear harmful bacteria in the stomach. And if that wasn’t enough, there are suggestions that it can improve skin health!
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime