Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) is a Wuyi rock tea grown in the Wuyi Mountains. It is a heavily oxidized, dark oolong tea. According to legend, the mother of a Ming dynasty emperor was cured of an illness by a certain tea, and that emperor sent great red robes to clothe the four bushes from which that tea originated. Six of these original bushes,[not in citation given] growing on a rock on the Wuyi Mountains and reportedly dating back to the Song dynasty, still survive today and are highly venerated. Red Robe (Da Hong Pao in Chinese) is designated both a ‘Chinese Famous Tea’ and a ‘The Four Great Bushes’ tea. It is a long leaf oolong tea with a sweet aroma, a unique woodsy character and fruity muscatel tones. It has a robust taste, but generally no bitterness. This is a tea very good with food and snacks.
Brewing tool: cups, bottles, tea wears, tea bags
Water temperature: 207° F
Amount of tea: 1 - 1.5 teaspoon
Amount of water: 6-10 oz.
Put the hot water into the cup with the tea, stirring the tea will make the tea flavor come out faster, stir about 20 - 30 seconds for the first cup, strain it out.
Later if you want more tea, put more water back in the cup, steep for another 30 - 50 seconds, then strain it. This amount of tea leaves will make 3 - 4 cups of tea.
Try to keep infusion time to 10 - 20 seconds. Don’t worry if the tea isn’t very strong – it’s not supposed to be, at least not at the beginning. After 2 - 3 brews, the leaves will wake up and start yielding a darker, stronger brown beverage. That’s when you should keep steeping time just under 20 seconds, or the tea might develop bitter notes. After another 3 - 4 brews, as the potency of the tea decreases, feel free to gradually increase the length of infusion to maintain the desired level of strength
Health benefits of oolong tea include the reduction of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, inflammatory disorders, and high cholesterol levels,high blood pressure,high blood sugar, while providing vital antioxidants, promoting superior bone structure, robust skin and good dental health. Oolong tea is fragrant with a fruity flavor and a pleasant aroma. Despite its caffeine content, it can still be extremely relaxing to drink.It is very good for detoxing, get rid of the toxins and fat out of the body.
The health benefits of oolong tea are basically doubled because of the combined qualities of black tea andgreen tea. According to the Tea Association of the United States, oolong tea falls somewhere between green and black teas, as its leaves are only partially oxidized. There are numerous kinds of tea in this world; but oolong tea might be one of the most beneficial.
The origins of oolong tea date back almost 400 years, when it found wide usage in China. It is a semi-green fermented tea, but the fermentation process is halted as soon as the tea leaves start to change their color.
Tea is a natural gift that is rich in antioxidants. It also contains vital vitamins and minerals such as calcium,manganese, copper, carotin, selenium, and potassium, as well as Vitamin A, B, C, E and K. Additionally, it contains folic acid, niacin amide and other detoxifying alkaloids. It is developed in semi-fermented processing, providing the oolong tea with numerous polyphenolic compounds, adding even more valuable health benefits to oolong tea. Oolong tea also contains caffeine and theophylline and theobromine which are similar to caffeine which on consumption may stimulate nervous system.
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