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    Seven Cups Da Hong Pao 2017

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: dark, somewhat twisted Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: deep reddish brown As many of you know, I’m a bit of a Seven Cups fangirl. Their videos on YouTube and iTunes were a huge part of my early tea education. I’m still obsessed with their Huang Zhi Xiang, one of the first teas that I really fell in love with. When I had the opportunity to try some of their newest Da Hong Pao from Mr. Liu, I just had to jump on it. Da Hong Pao, otherwise known as Big Red Robe, is an oolong tea from the Wuyi Mountain region of Fujian, China. It is…


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    Meet the Tea: Da Hong Pao

    Da Hong Pao, aka Big Red Robe, is a type of oolong produced only in the Wuyi Mountains. Teas from this region are often called yancha, or rock tea, due to the rocky soil on the cliffs where the tea is grown. According to legend, the mother of a Ming Dynasty emperor was cured of an illness after drinking this tea. To show how special these tea trees were, he had the bushes that this incredible tea was made from draped with red cloth. Yet another version tells of a scholar who passed his exams thanks to this tea. He draped the bushes with the scarlet robes that he was awarded. Even more…