No oolong collection is complete without Big Red Robe or ?Da Hong Pao?, one of the most famous teas in China. The tea harks from the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province where the four original tea bushes were reputed to have been wrapped in imperial scarlet robes ? reportedly because the tea had saved the life of the Emperor’s mother.
Classic Big Red Robe has a deeply roasted taste with notes of cocoa and a wisp of forest woodsmoke; the very best varieties are distinguished by the surprising mineral taste which heightens and adds complexity to the roasted notes. Our Big Red Robe has a distinct hit of that mineral freshness, with a fragrant floral quality and a mellow tones of plum and apricot.