Perhaps the best known rock tea from the Wu Yi Mountains of the Chinese Fujian province, the Royal Red Robe Oolong tea is a rare find. This Da Hong Pao Oolong is a highly oxidized oolong – with large twisted leaves have a unique black appearance. It brews an amber cup that almost startles with its dramatic aroma and smooth, clean finish.
Brewing Tips: The Royal Red Robe Oolong tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a point just short of boiling (190-200° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. It should be steeped for 3-4 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!