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Oolong Da Hong Pao

Oolong Da Hong Pao

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Tea Palace's Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) Oolong stands as a testament to the rich history and unparalleled craftsmanship of Chinese tea production. Revered as one of the oldest and most esteemed oolongs in existence, this extraordinary tea traces its origins to the majestic Wuyi Mountains.

Legend has it that the name "Da Hong Pao" was bestowed upon this tea by a Ming Dynasty Emperor who, upon witnessing its remarkable healing properties, draped the revered tea bushes with luxurious red cloth as a mark of honour. Today, the legacy of Da Hong Pao endures, with the original four ancient tea bushes still flourishing on a cliffside in the Wuyi Mountains—an enduring symbol of the tea's rarity and prestige.

Crafted from pure leaves that are meticulously rolled and lightly roasted, Tea Palace's Da Hong Pao Oolong captivates the senses with its smoky, nutty aroma and mesmerizing mid-brown liquor. Upon tasting, a symphony of flavors unfolds, revealing distinct nutty tones harmonized by subtle cocoa undertones and the delicate sweetness of peach—a sensory experience that is as complex as it is captivating.

Renowned for its exceptional quality and unparalleled flavour profile, Tea Palace's Da Hong Pao Oolong offers tea connoisseurs a sublime journey into the heart of Chinese tea culture, where tradition, craftsmanship, and reverence for nature converge to create a tea of unparalleled richness and depth.


To Enjoy

Add one dessertspoon per cup to a mug or teapot, add freshly boiled water and infuse for 3-4 minutes. Best enjoyed without milk or sweetener. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling



Oolong Tea.

Allergens Note: All products are packed in an environment that contains nuts and other allergens.

Our Sizes Explained


Standard Caddy

Our bespoke white and lilac caddy is the perfect way to keep your infusion fresh.
Contains enough for approximately 40 cups of happiness.

Refill Pouch

Refill Cartons

The refill carton, available in Standard and Large, is a perfect, environmentally friendly way to replenish your Tea Palace Caddies.

Contains enough for approximately 40 cups (Standard) or 60 cups (Large) of one of our infusions.

Sample Caddy

Sample Caddy

Our small sample size caddy weighs 45g and is the perfect way to try a new infusion or multiple different blends.
It contains enough for approximately 10 cups of goodness. 

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About Oolong Da Hong Pao

Da Hong Pao, also known as "Big Red Robe," is a highly revered and sought-after oolong tea that originated from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province of China. It is one of the famous "rock teas" (yancha) grown in the Wuyi Mountain area, known for its unique terroir and complex flavour profile.

Da Hong Pao is traditionally grown in the Wuyi Mountain area of Fujian, China. The specific tea bushes used to produce Da Hong Pao are often located in the Zhengyan, or "original rock," area of the Wuyi Mountains, known for its rocky terrain and unique mineral-rich soil.

Da Hong Pao is a partially oxidized oolong tea, falling somewhere between green and black tea in terms of oxidation. The leaves undergo a meticulous process that includes withering, tossing, oxidation, fixation, rolling, and drying. The artful oxidation process contributes to its unique flavour.

The leaves of Da Hong Pao are dark, twisted, and robust, often with red or brown edges. The appearance is a result of the oxidation and roasting process.

Da Hong Pao is known for its rich, full-bodied flavor with notes of mineral, roasted nuts, cocoa, and a unique rocky or "yan yun" (rock rhyme) quality. The tea has a long-lasting aftertaste and can be steeped multiple times, with each infusion revealing different layers of flavor.

The aroma of Da Hong Pao is complex, with a mix of roasted, mineral, and floral notes. The roasted character comes from the traditional firing process, which can include charcoal roasting.

The brewed liquor of Da Hong Pao can range from amber to dark brown, depending on factors such as oxidation level and roasting.

Oolong teas, including Da Hong Pao, contain moderate levels of caffeine. The caffeine content is higher than that of green tea but lower than black tea.

Da Hong Pao is not only valued for its flavor but also carries cultural and historical significance. It has been traditionally associated with stories of emperors and scholars, and authentic Da Hong Pao is often considered a luxury tea.