My first experience with a Da Hong Pao, but my third time trying a "rock tea". The unique characteristics of this variety of tea hit me in a way that are hard to describe, but I love it. This Da Hong Pao is fantastic; I am sure I will be buying more soon.
This tea is superior as the title suggests. Smooth and earthy. Did an in home taste test with Da Hong Pao from two other well known online curators and this tea was definitely the winner.
This is my first time tasting Da Hong Pao tea. I really like the deep, and rich flavor. I served the tea to some of my serious green tea drinkers. We all like the mellow flavor of this tea.
Superior Da Hong Pao
Not a beginner type of tea. Very earthy, which can taste like licking rocks and I know that doesn't sound like a pleasant taste. I brewed this in my mineral rich pot and nearly knocked myself out because the mineral taste was so enhanced. So I tried it in a porcelain gaiwan, which brought out those floral notes. I think you have to be careful with your teapot and brewing method with this.