2015 Da Hong Pao Rock Oolong


Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe)

“Warm crackling fires & an empty barn on a day when it’s too cold to ride the horses and a layer of snow-crust crunches under boots.” That’s the poetic description given by one of our wonderful customers upon first encountering this phenomenal tea.

Da Hong Pao – also known as Big Red Robe – is a king amongst teas. A Wuyi Rock tea and one of the Ten Famous Teas of China, it is a heavily roasted oolong tea that gives an intensely satisfying experience.

Wood, smoke and sweet with cacao, coffee, vanilla & yellow plum, with a long coffee last on the palate.

Full bodied and full of depth.

This tea is aged 5 years. Da Hong Pao is one of many teas that can improve with age, and this is certainly one of them!



  • Weight: 30g
  • Type: Roasted Oolong (~95% oxidation)
  • Where: Wuyi Mountain Range
  • Liquor: Dark oak
  • Flavour profile: Wood fire, coffee, cacao, vanilla, yellow plum
  • Mouthfeel: Full

This tea is presented in our “Small Batch” packaging with accompanying Batch Tea Passport.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Austin Russell (London, GB)
A great tasting tea

Really lovely sweet complex aromas

Hi Austin,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're big fans of this tea ourselves so really glad you've enjoyed it. Have a lovely day!

Preparing Da Hong Pao:


Add 2 heaped teaspoons per cup (that’s around 4-6 grams) and pour on 95°C water - just off the boil.

Infuse the tea for 1 – 2 minutes and enjoy.

Re-infuse 3 – 4 times.

Don’t forget, you can adjust any of the measurements to suit your style!


Gaiwan / Gongfu

5g tea with 120g water just off the boil (~90C).

Expect multiple steeps with the following rough steep times: 10s, 30s, 60s, 120s, 180s

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