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Da Hong Pao also called Big Red Robe, is a highly prized tea and is one of the highest quality Chinese oolong teas. It’s known for its long history and royal reputation. This oolong tea comes from the Wu Yi Mountains in the Fujian province in China, where the best oolong teas are grown. Leaves are composed of beautiful downy buds and one or two leaves. These leaves are tightly rolled and present a dark greenish brown colour.
This is a beautiful tea with a bright orange colour, resembling peach, and has a distinctive floral and woody aroma. When you first taste this tea you feel its mellow flavour, fruity, toasted and sweet with a slight feeling bitterness and acidity. It tastes smooth and soft with an elegant aftertaste. The aroma lingers long even after the seventh or eighth brew.
This oolong tea is rich in polyphenols, a natural antioxidant that accounts for many of the great benefits tea has to offer. Also Da Hong Pao tea may help provide vitamin C when you most need it. It improves digestion, weight loss tea, healthy strong heart and strengthens the immune system This Chinese oolong tea contains a moderate level of caffeine that may help you stay alert and focused throughout the day. Caffeine in tea is released slowly into the blood stream and last longer when compared to the burst of energy you get from coffee. At the same time, tea also possesses an amino acid, L-threonine, which calms the mind and soothes the nerves. This is how tea is both soothing and energizing at the same time. The antioxidants present in this tea are essential to counter the effects of premature aging. Drinking Da Hong Pao tea on a regular basis may help do away with dark spots, roughness of the skin, even a few wrinkles. Tea is said to be helpful reversing the aging process because the high amount of antioxidants that are particularly high in oolong teas, help fight environmental stress and pollution that can have toll on your skin.
Choose good quality water when brewing your tea. This should be preferably bottled or filtered water.