Tea of the Week – Wuyi Da Hong Pao
Name: Wuyi Da Hong Pao
Bought At: Adagio.com
Price: $29 for maestro sampler set (4 teas)
First Impressions: Dark Leaves, roasted smell
The last in my maestro set #2 from adagio, Wuyi Da Hong Pao is the first oolong tea I have tried. Somewhere between black and green tea, oolong should be interesting. Wuyi Da Hong Pao smells a lot like most greens, but with a little bit darker, almost roasted touch. The taste was mellow and warm. It definitely fits right between green and black teas, with a strong taste but a nice smooth finish. The flavors are woody and roasted; the aftertaste is long lasting, but not unpleasant. A good tea, I wish I had more experience with oolong teas so that I had something to compare it to, but I guess that will come with time.
3.5 / 5
*Disclosure (AND Thanks!): This was part of a free sampler I got from Adagio to preview.