Zi Hong Pao, also known as Jiu Long Pao, code-named 303, is a newly bred variety. Because the tea leaves of Zi Hong Pao are slightly reddish and purple, and the base of the petiole is also purple-red, it is named Zi Hong Pao, which means purple Da Hong Pao.
Usually, encountering a variety of this kind of leaf color means that the content of anthocyanin in the tea is higher, and the polyphenols are more than other varieties, which is easy to make the tea taste astringent. It adds a lot of challenges to the tea making process. Tea farmers are generally reluctant to grow and process Zi Hong Pao. Therefore, in the market, it is relatively small and rare.
Our Zi Hong Pao has a very well-balanced taste with floral and woody notes and a nice mineral character. This is a full bodied and robust tea, yet it feels smooth on the palate with a slight bitter edge. A clear red-orange infusion gives a warm and woody aroma. It finishes with an astringent but mouth-watering aftertaste. The tea’s commanding flavors will surely leave a memorable impression.
Brewing Guide: Use 5g of leaves per 5 oz of hot water (100°C). Rinse the leaves once and pour out the liquid. Start steeping by following the steeping time below to make multiple cups of oolong tea.Note the following key features of this tea.