|Both mid- and high-fire were excellent. They each exemplify the very desirable characteristics of good, high-end Da Hong Pao. This tea can be brewed many times and does not have to be steeped for very long in order to have good flavor.
This and the Diao Yu Tai were the best Da Hong Pao that I have ever tried. This one is priced more reasonably but they are both excellent and worth trying.
I also highly recommend exploring TeaSpring´s other offerings. They have really good Wuyi oolongs that are priced very well considering the quality is as high as it is.|
|Very disappointing, especially at this price point. The tea leaves were nice and big, but there was very little flavor. |
|I really enjoyed the high-fire version of this tea. It had the roasted quality I expect from a da hong pao, but was sweeter and a bit more complex than the usual da hong pao. Multiple steepings (3) yielded more sweetness. |
|Among the four DHP that I ordered: DHP, Te Ji, Traditional, CW (I didn´t order the DiaoYutai because i couldn´t justify its high price and probably i will be paying a lot for its brand name). The CW tastes the best, matching its higher price and better packaging. I personally prefer the high fired version. You can find all the good elements of a premium Yan Cha in it. The CW is the tea that i would re-order for myself to enjoy, but not sure if i can afford it as a daily runner :)|
|Outstanding. Very powerful complex taste, as expected for the king of dark oolong teas. Highly recommended.
|The best Wuyi Da Hong Pao I have tried over the years. The fact that they come individually packed ensure optimal freshness.|
|Well package as a gift therefore used as gift to friends.|
|Really great da hong pao that i´ve ever tasted.
Smokey, bright brown color, strong tasted until 5th infusion.
Like it very much.|
|great tea, but to bitter, (maybe i was wrong). I think, i prefer green tea.|
|A wonderful tea at a price. I guess it has never been cheap to taste kings´ food. The package I tried had much too much tea grit for my taste. That is not the fault of TeaSpring instead of the packager WuYiStar.|
|One of the best China Oolong with a honey sweet after taste|
Chee Meng (2/16/2011)
|Amazing! However, it would be even more amazing if the price can be a little lowered since it´s not that much better than the Diao Yu Tai Da Hong Pao. |
|Very nice, refreshing and sweet taste and smell. I almost feel I am having sweetened tea.|
|A king is a king, is a king, is a king, there is no mistaken. Wonderful aroma and flavor, the latter in a way subtle yet still powerful. This surely is the crown of Wuyi shan teas and of Chinese tea culture.|
|A wonderful tea with a strong aroma and a deliciously sweet aftertaste|
|A very fine DHP embodies pretty much all you could ask for in a good wuyi oolong.
The box it comes in is also as cute as pigs, loverly product in every way, would make an excellent gift to a tea fan!|
|Very strong Da Hong Pao. the smell is a lot like coffee but theres no after taste|
|Out of all the Da Hong Paos I have tried, the Wu Yi Cha Wang is one of the best ones I have ever had. Just a great tasting tea and is pretty easy to brew. Tastes great strong or light.|
|Better than the Diao Yu Tai Te Gong Da Hong Pao, missing something though.|
| The best yancha sofar I have ever had, complex taste profle, nice intact leaves, mineral and flowery flavours, good and long aftertaste, more complex than the cheaper stuff.|
|Good tea, but not very special. It has toasty taste, and less fruit than I expected.|
|Nice taste, best with lots of leaves in the pot I think. Not superb.|
|A really king of teas! Fragrant, well tasting. And the packing of the 150 grammes in small 15 g packages secure freshnes - and is good for using the tea as presents|
|very good da hong pao, with all of its classic characteristics. its a little expensive but iis worth the price|
|Forte! veramente forte l´aroma complesso si diffonderà ovunque. sia aroma che gusto sono persistenti. ottimo|
|good but not breathtaking
loses taste too quick for a da hong pao.
Not the best representative from the WuYi family...|
|My score is considering the price of this tea. It is clearly a quality DHP. I can only really compare it to one other DHP that is much cheaper. The "Cha Wang" seemed much more rounded with less smoke compared to my cheaper stuff. Some, I am sure would say it is more complex and sophisticated. I found it brewed well and lasted well too. For my tastes I found about 3 or 4 gr in my 150ml yixing was about right. This tea needs the quantity/brewtime to be right - its not too forgiving when under or over brewed. Again I´m sure this is a reflection of its quality. It demands full attention. I would not say its my ultimate DHP. I think I can probably find better. I would say, however, "Yes! thats really nice tea" :-)|
|Smoky, herby taste with more fruit in the aroma than in the flavor. Lots of kick, though. The buzz keeps on going, and the life in this tea dances on my tongue a bit and leaves a sensation that lingers. I have to say that while this is certainly a good tea and an interesting tea, I don´t quite get what makes it worth the increased price-- unless you need a big lift. I went through a packet over two days using all kinds of gong fu combinations. The best for me was 1gr per 30ml (1g/oz) of heavier (higher mineral content) water with an infusion time of 35s at 190deg F (cooling quickly to 180) in a 4 oz Yixing, and the best infusion was the second. Longer infusions turn a tad bitter. Lighter water yields a thinner brew. If you like more of the Da Hong Pao fruit, then get the Teaspring variety simply called Da Hong Pao. It is also not as fussy to brew.|
|Every good quality tea. Will buy this again.
This Da Hong Pao is a good brew|
|Ok but not great Da Hong Pao. Better than Diao Yu Tai Te Gong variety (just a bit more complex), but still a few too many broken leaves and not enough character for the price.|
|Perhaps my expectations were skewed by the description of the tea as being of "coffee-like quality", but it’s a weaker tea than I expected. The tea still brews a beautiful red and is without bitterness. However, its mouth-feel is light, and I’d prefer both the taste and chocolate-like aroma of a high-fire Ti Kuan Yi. Overall, still a tea worth trying at least once.|
|Nice Da Hong Pao. It kept strong for at least 10 infusions and another ten were pleasant - my small yixing was stuffed with leaf.
Some nice Engrish on the packet. I will have to order more as I used too little leaf the first time round and then finished the packet on the second brew - it was lovely but I need more than 1 decent session with a tea to form a proper opinion .|
|i love this tea. it makes up every thing i love about da hong pao. ithe package is cool its like a pack of cigeretts. i dont agree with the coment on 7 good infusions first 3 are amazing the 4th is ok id stop after that it flatlines. let the tea go out on a good note like sinefeld. leve them wanting more.|
|Really exquisite Da Hong Pao with a pleasant and smooth fragrance.|
|Realy great tea. Fragrant. Complex ant deep taste, lingering up to 7 infusions.|
|Delicious and refreshing. We drink it every day. I add a bit of rock sugar to the teacpot, just a bit. Taste is exquisite the sugar as well. Highly recommended. I brew it fresh every morning and bring a large bottle to work and drink it throughout the day. My husband works at home and continues to add boiling water to the same pot all day. Excellent service and follow-up from TeaSpring.|
|Very aromatic smell. Has a complex nutty taste to it. Taste remains good after numerous infusions.|