Da Hong Pao
1. What is Da Hong Pao tea?
Da Hong Pao tea is a type of Oolong tea. It is one of the most famous teas in China, and it comes from the Wuyi mountain area in Fujian Province, surely home to many other lovely teas. However, only Da Hong Pao tea has been regarded as "the king".
2. What kind of tea is Da Hong Pao?
Da Hong Pao or Big Red Robe is one of the ten most famous Chinese teas. It comes from the Wuyi Mountain area in Fujian Province, The appearance of this tea is reddish-brown in color with a smooth texture. The tea has a sweet and mellow taste with a long aftertaste. Da Hong Pao is not black tea, instead, it's one kind of Oolong tea.
3. How do you make Da Hong Pao?
The process of making Da Hong Pao is quite complicated and it takes around half an hour to complete the whole process. To brew it, you need to prepare high-quality tea leaves and use a Gongfu teapot. The water temperature should be around 90 degrees Celsius.
Step 1. Place 3-5 grams of Da Hong Pao tea leaves in the pot and pour 100ml boiling water to brew it.
Step 2. Wait for 10 seconds then pour out the water into the decanter. This will cleanse the leaves and remove any dirt or impurities that may spoil the taste of your drink.
Step 3. Brew the tea again with 100ml boiling water and let it steep for about 30 seconds.
Step 4. Pour out the tea into the decanter and enjoy!
4. What are the benefits of drinking Da Hong Pao?
There are many benefits to drinking Da Hong Pao, some of which include improved cardiovascular health, reduced risk of some cancers, protection from neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
5. What does Da Hong Pao tea taste like?
Da Hong Pao has a sweet and mellow taste with a long aftertaste. It is not black tea, instead, it's one kind of Oolong tea. Some people think that it tastes a little of smoke and a little of earth.
6. How much caffeine content is in Da Hong Pao tea?
The caffeine content in Da Hong Pao tea is slightly higher than other teas because it contains a small amount of theine. However, the caffeine content is considerably lower than coffee and black tea. It's about 30-50mg per cup (8 oz.)
7. Side effects of Da Hong Pao tea
People with heart disease, high blood pressure, or insomnia should not take Da Hong Pao tea. However, drinking 3-4 cups of Da Hong Pao tea per day is considered safe.
8.How to store Da Hong Pao?
Da Hong Pao can be stored in a cool and dry place away from sunlight for up to one year. Putting tea leaves in the refrigerator is not recommended, since moisture will cause the tea leaves to lose their taste.
9. Why can't Da Hong Pao be stored in the freezer?
The freshness of Da Hong Pao tea leaves is easily affected by temperature and humidity if they are stored in an environment that is too cold or too moist. This will make the tea leaves lose their flavor and nutritional value.
10. How to make Da Hong Pao tea last longer?
The shelf life of Da Hong Pao tea can be extended by keeping the tea leaves in an airtight container and storing it in a cool, dry place.