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Old 05-07-2012, 07:03 AM
ChineseTeaArt ChineseTeaArt is offline
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Da Hong Pao Tea, Other names: Big Red Robe

The origin of the name
Da Hong Paoo tea is so called because of an interesting history. In Ming Dynasty Hongwu 18 years (1385), Fujian Juren (a provincial graduate) Ding xian went to Beijing for the imperial examinations. When passed by the Wuyi Mountains, he suddenly got an unbearable pain in the stomach. At this time, he bumped into a buddhist monk from Tianxin Yongle Temple. The monk took out if the scare Da Hong Pao tea and made a cup of tea for him. After drinking, the pain was missing. Sitting the champion, Ding xian went back to thank the monk and took the Da Hong Pao tea in tin cans back to the capitalóBeijing. When he arrived at the capital, he heard the queen was ill and all the imperial doctors had no method to cure. He took out of that pot of tea to the empress. The empress kept drinking and recovered gradually. Hearing these, the emperor was very happy. He awarded a red robe to the tea tree and sent the champion back to the Kowloon ke to put the robe on the tree. After that, the emperor sent some guards to look after the trees and pluck the tea leaves. Since then, all the teas were just provided to the royal enjoy and forbidden for private use. Itís said annually the officials sent by the empire wore the red robe and took off it to put on the trees. So we now call it Red robe tea (also Da Hong Pao in Chinese).

You can see more info about it, please visit Da Hong Pao.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:52 AM
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The original oolong tea is so, it is quite history of it, and I think it tastes good
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:54 AM
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Since 2007, Dahongpao tea trees in Mount Wuyi have been specially protected. It is forbidden to pluck their tea leaves to make sure they grow well; tea specialists look after them in a scientific way and detailed record of management is established; the nearby environment is strictly protected. Many years ago Chinese tea specialists started to cultivate Dahongpao trees by stem cutting propagation (asexual propagation). The tea from Jiulongchao cultivated in this way is also called QiDan Dahongpao, which is not as authentic as Dahongpao made with Qidan tea from the Wuyi Zhengyan tea producing area in the eyes of tea specialists.

Purebred Dahongpao has only a small market share partly due to its small production. The main reason for that is it is hard to be accepted as purebred Dahongpao by tea masters although it is truely purebred, therefore, it is just used as common tea or blended Dahongpao. Blended Dahongpao has market share of more than 80%. Here more about Da Hong Pao:
http://www.viconyteas.com/wuyi-rock-...yi-yancha.html
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:36 PM
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Da Hong Pao Tea, Other names: Big Red Robe

The origin of the name
Da Hong Paoo tea is so called because of an interesting history. In Ming Dynasty Hongwu 18 years (1385), Fujian Juren (a provincial graduate) Ding xian went to Beijing for the imperial examinations. When passed by the Wuyi Mountains, he suddenly got an unbearable pain in the stomach. At this time, he bumped into a buddhist monk from Tianxin Yongle Temple. The monk took out if the scare Da Hong Pao tea and made a cup of tea for him. After drinking, the pain was missing. Sitting the champion, Ding xian went back to thank the monk and took the Da Hong Pao tea in tin cans back to the capitalóBeijing. When he arrived at the capital, he heard the queen was ill and all the imperial doctors had no method to cure. He took out of that pot of tea to the empress. The empress kept drinking and recovered gradually. Hearing these, the emperor was very happy. He awarded a red robe to the tea tree and sent the champion back to the Kowloon ke to put the robe on the tree. After that, the emperor sent some guards to look after the trees and pluck the tea leaves. Since then, all the teas were just provided to the royal enjoy and forbidden for private use. Itís said annually the officials sent by the empire wore the red robe and took off it to put on the trees. So we now call it Red robe tea (also Da Hong Pao in Chinese).

You can see more info about it, please visit Da Hong Pao.
Oolong tea comes in different varieties with different taste such as Tung Ting,Formosa Oolong,Darjeeling Oolong,etc.
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:34 AM
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Good information. I love Da Hong Pao so much, but it is very hard to find the original tea now.
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