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Da Hong Pao Oolong Block 160g

Da Hong Pao Oolong Block 160g

2015 vintage

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Weight: 160 gram (5.6 oz)
Type: Wuyi Rock Oolong - Da Hong Pao - premium grade
Production area: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province

Grown in the Wuyi National Scenic Area, this tea is an Authentic Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Rock Oolong. This amazingly flavorful tea possesses all the flavors and characteristics of an authentic Wuyi Oolong. It is thick, aromatic, toasty, and viscous. During processing, some of the leaves were crushed. The tea master sorted the crushed leaves and pressed them into a 160g chocolate bar-like block. Each block contains eighteen detachable 8.5g pieces packaged neatly in a kraft box. Break off a piece of the tea, place it in a cup, pour hot water into it, and enjoy. No measuring of tea leaves is required and no more messy tea leaves scattered on the kitchen counter. It is a great tea for busy people on the go.

**The design of the Packaging box may vary from the photo.


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$20.00
for 160 grams (5.6 oz)

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:
Break off a piece (10g) from the block, place it in a tea filter and disperse both into a 8 oz cup. Pour hot water (195 degree F) into the cup and wait a few seconds for the tea leaves to separate. Lift the tea filter and discard the water as this is just the rinse. Place the tea filter back into the cup and pour hot water into it again. Steep the leaves for 1 minute. Then remove the tea filter and enjoy the tea. For a second cup of tea, place the tea filter containing the same tea leaves into the cup and pour hot water in it. Steep the leaves for 2 minutes, remove the filter and drink. Repeat the process with increasing steeping time for each successive steeping until the flavor has been derived from the leaves.

If brewing using a Gaiwan or Yixing tea pot, break off half a piece from the block and place it in the preheated Gaiwan or tea pot. Pour hot water in the Gaiwan or tea pot, wait a few seconds and discard the water. Follow the suggested steeping times below.

BREWING TEMPERATURE:

BREWING TIMES:
RINSE
1 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
20 sec.
3rd BREW
30 sec.
4th BREW
40 sec.
5th BREW
50 sec.
6th BREW
1 min.
7th BREW
2 min.
8th BREW
4.min
STIMULATION FACTOR: Medium
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Customer Comments:

average rating 100%
Satisfying and Rewarding 05/21/2020
By Patrick Miller
After Ripe Pu-erh tea, oolong(especially Da Hong Pao) is my next favorite go-to tea. This particular selection is all that you could want or expect and exemplifies all that is good and promising. The taste, texture and what I call “tactility” or “mouth feel” all blend masterfully and subtly (but distinctly noticeable) to create a satisfying smooth finish. My only fear is that again Linda is spoiling me with an unmatchable drinking experience that I may not be able to duplicate in the future. My compliments to Linda’s finesse in choosing another 5 star winner to offer to her customers!
Our responseHaha! That is my job--to spoil my fellow tea lovers with good teas.
average rating 100%
Zheng Yan Da Hong Pao, for Such a Low Price? 09/26/2021
By Sara K.
Getting oolong tea from the Wuyi National Scenic Area for only 20 USD for 160g, even if it's from damaged tea leaves, is amazing.

This tea is on the dark/roasted side, with a rocky/mineral/stony body (I mean that in a good way).

Like another reviewer, I split the blocks in half. Half a block is enough for a strong 6 fl oz brew. Breaking the blocks creates a mess, far more mess than when I break up tea cakes with a pick, but given the low price for a tea of this origin I won't take off a star.

Our responseTry breaking it up from the side. It will be easier and neater. You are correct. This tea is a great value for an authentic Wuyi Rock Oolong.
average rating 80%
Convenient and True to Flavor Profile 04/30/2018
By Christina
I'm pretty happy with this little breakaway. It's easy to brew, and has a flavor profile typical of this type of tea. The oxidation and roast are a tad on the heavy side, which is a plus for people like me who enjoy darker flavors.

For my all morning brew, 1/2 a brick is all I need. I rinse
twice (for about 20 seconds each), then brew in an infuser jar - refilling all morning. While the flavor lasts, I don't note a lot of texture.
average rating 100%
Rich and Lasting 10/31/2020
By Bridget Highfill
This Da Hong Pao Oolong Block is a yearly treat from Bana Tea. The eight gram square of pressed tea is perfect to brew in your teapot at work. It will last all day. It is a very rich and flavorful tea, with lots of the coppery notes that make a Da Hong Pao so memorable. This tea elevates a ho-hum day at work.
Our responseI always value origin over the grade of leaves. Even though this DHP block is not made of the whole leaves, it is authentic and possesses all the characteristics of a Da Hong Pao at a much affordable price.
average rating 80%
new da hong pao oolong 05/09/2018
By R.J.
this new batch is even better! stronger aroma, fuller, fresher taste!
very pleased!
before becoming a ripe puerh drinker almost exclusively, I drank oolong all the time. I've tried and enjoyed many oolongs but never did come across anything like the dark oolong I had in Taipei 30 years ago...until this!